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The Resource Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary, Sarah Ogilvie, (electronic book)

Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary, Sarah Ogilvie, (electronic book)

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Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary
Title
Words of the world
Title remainder
a global history of the Oxford English dictionary
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Ogilvie
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England one hundred and fifty years ago, it took over sixty years to complete and when it was finally finished in 1928 the British Prime Minister heralded it as a 'national treasure.' This book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show rather that the OED is an international product in both its content and its making. She examines the policies and practices of the various editors, applies qualitative and quantitative analysis, and finds new OED archival materials in the form of letters, reports and proofs. She demonstrates that the OED, in its use of readers from all over the world and its coverage of World English, was in fact a global text"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
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Ogilvie, Sarah
Dewey number
423.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1617.O94
LC item number
O44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary, Sarah Ogilvie, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Entering the OED; 2. A global dictionary from the beginning; 3. James Murray and words of the world; 4. James Murray and the Stanford Dictionary controversy; 5. William Craigie, Charles Onions, and the mysterious case of the vanishing tramlines; 6. Robert Burchfield and words of the world in the OED Supplements; 7. Conclusion
Control code
EBC1042498
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 241 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107021839
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary, Sarah Ogilvie, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Entering the OED; 2. A global dictionary from the beginning; 3. James Murray and words of the world; 4. James Murray and the Stanford Dictionary controversy; 5. William Craigie, Charles Onions, and the mysterious case of the vanishing tramlines; 6. Robert Burchfield and words of the world in the OED Supplements; 7. Conclusion
Control code
EBC1042498
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 241 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107021839
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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