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Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary

Author: Sarah Ogilvie
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England one hundred and fifty years ago, it took over sixty years to complete and when it was finally finished in 1928 the British Prime Minister heralded it as a 'national treasure.' This book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ogilvie, Sarah.
Words of the world.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012015672
(OCoLC)793099497
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Ogilvie
ISBN: 9781139776653 1139776657 9781139129046 113912904X 9781139782685 1139782681
OCLC Number: 817224481
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Entering the OED; 2. A global dictionary from the beginning; 3. James Murray and words of the world; 4. James Murray and the Stanford Dictionary controversy; 5. William Craigie, Charles Onions, and the mysterious case of the vanishing tramlines; 6. Robert Burchfield and words of the world in the OED Supplements; 7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Sarah Ogilvie.

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