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Lexicography and the OED : pioneers in the untrodden forest

Author: Lynda Mugglestone
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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The "Oxford English Dictionary" occupies a special place in the history of English, cultural as well as linguistic. This collection of twelve essays sets out to explore the pioneering endeavours in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Mugglestone
ISBN: 0199251959 9780199251957 0198237847 9780198237846
OCLC Number: 60551280
Notes: "First published 2000. First published in paperback 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 293 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'Pioneers in the untrodden forest' : the New English dictionary / Lynda Mugglestone --
2. Making the OED : readers and editors : a critical survey / Elizabeth Knowles --
3. OED sources / Charlotte Brewer --
4. Murray and his European counterparts / Noel Osselton --
5. Time and meaning : sense and definition in the OED / Penny Silva --
6. The compass of the vocabulary / Anne Curzan --
7. Words and word-formation : morphology in OED / Dieter Kastovsky --
8. OED and the earlier history of English / Eric Stanley --
9. The vocabulary of science in the OED / Michael Rand Hoare and Vivian Salmon --
10. Pronunciation in the OED / Michael K.C. MacMahon --
11. 'An historian not a critic' : the standard of usage in the OED / Lynda Mugglestone --
12. 'This unique and peerless specimen' : the reputation of the OED / Richard W. Bailey --
Appendix I. OED sections and parts / Jenny McMorris --
Appendix II. OED personalia / Peter Gilliver --
Appendix III. The OED and the public / Richard W. Bailey --
Index.
Other Titles: Lexicography and the Oxford English Dictionary
Responsibility: edited by Lynda Mugglestone.
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