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A Dictionary of American Proverbs
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Author Name    Mieder, Wolfgang

Title   A Dictionary of American Proverbs

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Oxford University Press

ISBN Number    0195053990 / 9780195053999

Seller ID   SKU1035333

0195053990 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Contains academic or public library markings. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Hardcover lacking the Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

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A Dictionary of American Proverbs is a treasury of more than 15,000 sayings, adages, and maxims commonly used in popular speech in the United States and Canada. As the first major collection of proverbs in the English language based on oral sources rather than written sources, it includes thousands of uniquely American proverbs that have never before been recorded as well as many thousands of traditional sayings that have found their way into American speech from classical, biblical, British, continental European, and American literature.
This unparalleled collection will delight the general reader as well as the specialist. Collected here are nuggets of popular wisdom on all aspects of American life: weather, agriculture, geography, travel, money, business, food, neighbors, friends, manners, government, politics, law, health, education, religion, music, song, and dance.
Field work on the Dictionary was conducted over thirty years under the direction of the Committee on Proverbial Sayings of the American Dialect Society and resulted in 15,000 records of proverbial texts which have been edited for this collection. The result is an invaluable reference for general readers and students, as well as cultural historians, folklorists, linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, and scholars of literature.

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