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

Autore: Simon Winchester
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: James A H Murray; Frederick James Furnivall; Herbert Coleridge; Herbert Coleridge; Frederick James Furnivall; James A H Murray
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0198607024 9780198607021
Numero OCLC: 52830480
Descrizione: xxv, 260 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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,  Per saperne di più…

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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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