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TEDTalks : Erin McKean, redefining the dictionary

Author: TED (Organization); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Films on Demand.
Publisher: New York, NY : Films Media Group, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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"People say to me, 'How do I know if a word is real?' You know, anybody who's read a children's book knows that love makes things real. If you love a word, use it. That makes it real." In this exuberant TEDTalk, Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation. Her job as lexicographer involves searching high and low--from books to blogs, newspapers to cocktail parties--for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Dictionaries
Named Person: Erin McKean
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: TED (Organization); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Films on Demand.
OCLC Number: 798927902
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand digital educational video.
Item Number: 48321.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Description: 1 streaming video file (16 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Contents: What is a dictionary? --
Online dictionaries --
Words confined in dictionaries --
"Undictionaried" words --
Dictionaries and the language.
Other Titles: Erin McKean, redefining the dictionary
Redefining the dictionary
TED Talks
Responsibility: TED.

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"People say to me, 'How do I know if a word is real?' You know, anybody who's read a children's book knows that love makes things real. If you love a word, use it. That makes it real." In this exuberant TEDTalk, Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation. Her job as lexicographer involves searching high and low--from books to blogs, newspapers to cocktail parties--for new words, new meanings for old words, or signs that old words have fallen out of use. As the CEO and co-founder of new online dictionary Wordnik, McKean is reshaping not just dictionaries, but how we interact with language itself. She is also the editor of the language quarterly Verbatim and the author of multiple books, including That's Amore and the entire Weird and Wonderful Words series. Surprisingly, she is notoriously bad at Scrabble.

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