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Words of the World A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary

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ISBN-10: 1107605695

ISBN-13: 9781107605695

Edition: 2012

Authors: Sarah Ogilvie

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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 insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show rather that the OED is 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…    
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Sarah Ogilvie, Trinity College, Oxford, is a linguist and lexicographer who specializes in words that enter English from the languages of the world. She is a former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, was Etymologies Editor for the Shorter Oxford Dictionary (6th ed., 2007), and was section editor for the 'Languages of the World' section in Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed., Elsevier, 2006)

Entering the OED
A global dictionary from the beginning
James Murray and words of the world
James Murray and the Stanford Dictionary controversy
William Craigie, Charles Onions, and the mysterious case of the vanishing tramlines
Robert Burchfield and words of the world in the OED Supplements
Conclusion