John Walker (lexicographer)


John Walker (lexicographer)

John Walker (born 18 March 1732 in Colney Hatch, Middlesex; died 1 August 1807 in London) was an English lexicographer best known for his "Rhyming Dictionary" (1775) and "Critical Pronouncing Dictionary" (1791). In his early life he was an actor, which may have led to his interest in careful pronunciation.

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*de icon [http://www.richardwolf.de/latein/walker2.htm Walker, John]
* [http://www.bartleby.com/65/di/dictiona.html Columbia Enclopedia entry for "dictionary"]

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NAME=Walker, John
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SHORT DESCRIPTION=English lexicographer
DATE OF BIRTH=1732-03-18
PLACE OF BIRTH=Colney Hatch, Middlesex
DATE OF DEATH=1807-08-01
PLACE OF DEATH=London


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