A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary

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A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : UOM:49015002911262
Genre : English language
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Surveys the histories of the various usages of more than 10,000 words ranging from se to Zyrian
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A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : R. W. Burchfield
ISBN : UVA:X000993621
Genre : English language
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These volumes replace the 1933 Supplement to the OED. The vocabulary treated is that which came into use during the publication of the successive sections of the main Dictionary -- that is, between 1884, when the first fascicle of the letter A was published, and 1928, when the final section of the Dictionary appeared -- together with accessions to the English language in Britain and abroad from 1928 to the present day. Nearly all the material in the 1933 Supplement has been retained here, though in revised form (Preface).
Category: English language

The Ring Of Words

Author : Peter Gilliver
ISBN : 9780199568369
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."
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The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Peter Gilliver
ISBN : 9780199283620
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This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The author, uniquely among historians of the OED, is also a practising lexicographer with nearly thirty years' experience of working on the Dictionary. He has drawn on a wide range of sources--including previously unexamined archival material and eyewitness testimony--to create a detailed history of the project. The book explores the cultural background from which the idea of a comprehensive historical dictionary of English emerged, the lengthy struggles to bring this concept to fruition, and the development of the book from the appearance of the first printed fascicle in 1884 to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond. It also examines the evolution of the lexicographers' working methods, and provides much information about the people--many of them remarkable individuals--who have contributed to the project over the last century and a half.
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A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : R. W. Burchfield
ISBN : 0198611234
Genre : English language
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These volumes replace the 1933 Supplement to the OED. The vocabulary treated is that which came into use during the publication of the successive sections of the main Dictionary -- that is, between 1884, when the first fascicle of the letter A was published, and 1928, when the final section of the Dictionary appeared -- together with accessions to the English language in Britain and abroad from 1928 to the present day. Nearly all the material in the 1933 Supplement has been retained here, though in revised form (Preface).
Category: English language

Words Of The World

Author : Sarah Ogilvie
ISBN : 9781107021839
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England 150 years ago, it took more than 60 years to complete and, when it was finally finished in 1928, the British prime minister heralded it as a 'national treasure'. It maintained this image throughout the twentieth century, and in 2006 the English public voted it an 'Icon of England', alongside Marmite, Buckingham Palace and the bowler hat. However, this book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show that the OED is in fact an international product in both its content and its making. She examines the policies and practices of the various editors, applies qualitative and quantitative analysis, and finds new OED archival materials in the form of letters, reports and proofs. She demonstrates that the OED, in its use of readers from all over the world and its coverage of World English, is in fact a global text.
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Oxford English Dictionary

Author : John Simpson
ISBN : 0195216822
Genre : English language
File Size : 68.69 MB
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The ultimate authority on the usage and meaning of English words and phrases, unparalleled in its accuracy and comprehensiveness, the Oxford English Dictionary is the supreme reference work for anyone who loves the language. Key features: * Integrates the material from the original OED and the Supplement into one alphabetical sequence * Includes over 5,000 new words and meanings * Completely redesigned and reset to enhance readability * Replaces James Murray's pronunciation system with the International Phonetic Alphabet * Treats over a half-million words, illustrating definitions with over 2.4 million quotations Version 2.0 of The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on Compact Disc makes it easy to fully explore the resources of the most authoritative dictionary of the English language. With a brand-new web-browser interface, improved search mechanisms, on-screen help, and screen designs, Version 2.0 of OED2 CD-ROM offers extraordinary access to more tha 500,000 definitions and 2.5 million illustrative quotations tracing the uses of each word through the centuries. The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the 20-volume OED Second Edition. Find what you need in seconds with powerful, flexible searching--from simple searches by part of speech or quotation to free-text queries of the entire Dictionary and new proximity searching for words near, before, or after an entry. Whether you're using it for scholarly research, for writing, or purely for enjoyment, Version 2.0 of he OED2 CD-ROM, you'll have instant access to the unparalleled riches of the ultimate authority on the English language.
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The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
ISBN : UOM:49015002910959
Genre : English language
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The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

Author : J. A. Simpson
ISBN : 0198612583
Genre : Reference
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The standard dictionary of the English language micrographically printed in one volume
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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Angus Stevenson
ISBN : 9780199601110
Genre : Reference
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Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.
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Historical Thesaurus Of The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Christian Kay
ISBN : PSU:000067590759
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The first historical study of English synonyms provides data on changing terms arranged topically in more than two hundred thousand categories dealing with the external world, the mind, and society, and treating each part of speech.
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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles

Author : Angus Stevenson
ISBN : 019923325X
Genre : Reference
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Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, this dictionary provides more than 600,000 definitions and more than 85,000 quotations from seven thousand authors.
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