The Mother Tongue Character Descriptions

Bill Bryson
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Samuel Johnson

This person writes one of the first widely known and used dictionaries of the English language with many humorous definitions that show his personal feelings about social and political issues.

Noah Webster

This person composes a dictionary of English that focuses on the use of spelling rules in American and British English. His dictionary includes many alternate spellings that he hopes to have included in the American educational system.

George Bernard Shaw

A popular playwright, this person champions spelling reform. A trust set up in his name is dedicated to spelling reform. In addition, many of his printed scripts use alternative spellings that he hopes to have taken up by the mainstream public.

William Shakespeare

Through his numerous plays and poetry, this person invents many words that are commonly used today. He adds several thousand words to the English vocabulary. His work is also used to...

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