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

著者: Simon Winchester
出版商: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2004.
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Writing with marvelous brio, Simon Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language and pays homage to the great dictionary makers from Samuel Johnson to Noah Webster before turning his unmatched talent for storytelling to the making of the most venerable of dictionaries, The Oxford English dictionary. Here the listener is presented with lively portraits of such key figures as the brilliant but  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Audiobooks
Biography
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提及的人: James A H Murray; Frederick James Furnivall; Herbert Coleridge; Herbert Coleridge; Frederick James Furnivall; James A H Murray
材料类型: 传记, 文献, 有声书,等, 互联网资源
文件类型: 互联网资源, 计算机文档, 音响资料
所有的著者/提供者: Simon Winchester
OCLC号码: 65196869
注意: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 07:19:10.
演员: Read by the author.
详述: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 105197 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
责任: Simon Winchester.

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Writing with marvelous brio, Simon Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language and pays homage to the great dictionary makers from Samuel Johnson to Noah Webster before turning his unmatched talent for storytelling to the making of the most venerable of dictionaries, The Oxford English dictionary. Here the listener is presented with lively portraits of such key figures as the brilliant but sickly first editor Herbert Coleridge, the colorful, wildly eccentric Frederick Furnivall, and the incomparable James Augustus Henry Murray, who spent half a century as editor bringing the project to fruition. Winchester lovingly describes the minutiae of dictionary making, brings us to visit the unseemly corrugated iron shed that Murray grandly dubbed The Scriptorium, and introduces some of the legion of volunteers.

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