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The meaning of everything : the story of the Oxford English dictionary

Verfasser/in: Simon Winchester
Verlag: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.
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Gattung/Form: Biography
History
Name: James A H Murray; Frederick James Furnivall; Herbert Coleridge; Herbert Coleridge; Frederick James Furnivall; James A H Murray
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0198607024 9780198607021
OCLC-Nummer: 52830480
Beschreibung: xxv, 260 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Inhalt: Taking the measure of it all --
The construction of the pigeon-holes --
The general officer commanding --
Battling with the undertow --
Pushing through the untrodden forest --
So heavily goes the chariot --
The hermit and the murderer--and Hereward Thimbleby Price --
From take to turn-down--and then, triumphal valediction.
Verfasserangabe: Simon Winchester.
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Who better to take on the challenge than the talented story-teller Simon Winchester? This book charts the life of the OED leading up to the appointment of the first editor, James Murray, in 1879,  Weiterlesen…

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This is a book to savour and linger over ... a book that delights and instructs in equal measure. A must for all those who use and love the language. DAWN, Pakistan Responsible for first conceiving Weiterlesen…

 
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The madman, revisited. . .

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Journalist Simon Winchester returns to the subject of his bestseller, The Professor and the Madman, to further expound on the making of the English language’s definitive dictionary. The story begins with a lucid journey through the history of the English language, setting the foundation for a group of...
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