) was a Baptist minister
and author of an English dictionary
and grammar books.
Ash's dictionary was valuable for the number of obsolete and provincial words contained in it. It seemed that "Ash understood much better than Lowth what it took to write a grammar for children."
- Linguistic History notes
- Notes about John Ash at Random House's Word of the Day
- Reference to Ash's New and Complete Dictionary.
- Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Texts pertaining to the Study of English in Eighteenth-Century Great Britain (at Emory.edu)
- The codifiers and the English language: tracing the norms of Standard English