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2. Dictionaries of Americanisms

Bartlett, John Russell: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States; New York, 1848; 2nd ed., enlarged, Boston, 1859; 3rd ed., 1860; 4th ed., 1877.Beck, T. Romeyn: Notes on Mr. Pickering’s Vocabulary,… Transactions of the Albany Institute, vol. i, 1830.Clapin, Sylva: A New Dictionary of Americanisms… New York, 1902.Elwyn, A. L.: A Glossary of Supposed Americanisms… Phila., 1859.Fallows, Samuel: Dictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, etc. (in Synonyms and Antonyms; New York, 1886).——: Handbook of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial and Provincial Words and Phrases; Chicago, 1883.Farmer, John S.: Americanisms Old and New… London, 1889.Hagar, George J. (ed.): Dictionary of Americanisms (in New Universities Dictionary; New York, 1915).Halliwell-Phillips, J. O.: A Dictionary of Archaisms and Provincialisms, Containing Words Now Obsolete in England, All of Which Are Familiar and in Common Use in America; 2nd ed.; London, 1850.Keijzer, M.: Woordenboek van Amerikanismen… Gorinchem (Holland), 1854.Koehler, F.: Wörterbuch der Amerikanismen… Leipzig, 1866.Pickering, John: A Vocabulary or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to be Peculiar to the United States of America… Boston, 1816.Thornton, Richard H.: An American Glossary,… 2 vols.; Phila. and London, 1912.