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Oxford Dictionary of English

Oxford Dictionary of English Author Angus Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780199571123
Release 2010-08-19
Pages 2069
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19 pages of contents in middle of book between end of L and beginning of M



The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Author Peter Gilliver
ISBN-10 9780199283620
Release 2016
Pages 688
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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.



Words of the World

Words of the World Author Sarah Ogilvie
ISBN-10 9781139789530
Release 2012-11-01
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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.



The Ring of Words

The Ring of Words Author Peter Gilliver
ISBN-10 9780199568369
Release 2009-07-23
Pages 234
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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."



Lost for Words

Lost for Words Author Lynda Mugglestone
ISBN-10 0300106998
Release 2005
Pages 273
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Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.



Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary Author Maurice Waite
ISBN-10 9780199666157
Release 2013-05-09
Pages 1086
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"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.



Colour Oxford English Dictionary

Colour Oxford English Dictionary Author Oxford Dictionaries,
ISBN-10 9780199607914
Release 2011-03-10
Pages 848
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"First published as the Little Oxford dictionary"--T.p. verso.



Reading the Oxford English Dictionary

Reading the Oxford English Dictionary Author Ammon Shea
ISBN-10 9780141964782
Release 2008-10-02
Pages 224
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'If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on. I have read the OED so you don't have to...' Weighing in at 137 pounds, the Oxford English Dictionary is the word lover's Everest and the world's most exhaustive and exhausting dictionary - for instance, there are over 60,000 words on the various meanings of set and un- goes on for 451 pages. Like a lexicographical Edmund Hillary, Ammon Shea set out to boldly read, where no reader has gone before - from cover to cover.Reading the OED gives a very funny account of his coffee-fuelled twelve months lost inside its 20 volumes. Divided into 26 chapters, one per letter of the alphabet, this book is part personal narrative (exploring everything from love to glasses to the superiority of books over computers) and part a collection of Shea's favourite discoveries. These span from the oddly useful (parabore - a defence against bores) to the downright bizarre (natiform - shaped like buttocks) and takes in Nashe's eight different kinds of drunkenness and all kinds of other strangely memorable information along the way. Filled with curiosities, delights and surprises, Reading the OED is a feast for language obsessives, from a man who loves words (perhaps a little too much).



Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary Author Angus Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780199601103
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 1728
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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.



Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary Author Oxford Dictionaries
ISBN-10 0199209154
Release 2006-09
Pages 20
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This is the revised version of the CD-ROM for the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th Edition. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including all the latest new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary, and provides hundreds of helpful notes on grammar and usage. This CD-ROM offers full-text search functionality, instant look-up from Windows documents, including email and the Web, high-quality spoken pronunciations for thousands of words, and interactive educational word games, making it ideal for family use as well as for homework and school use. New to this edition is a fascinating "English Uncovered" supplement, revealing findings from the billion-word Oxford English Corpus and the behind-the-scenes dictionary research program. Find out how new words and meanings emerge, which are the most common words, and how the language is changing. This dictionary also contains full appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language, from formal to slang, plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling.



A Supplement to the Oxford English dictionary

A Supplement to the Oxford English dictionary Author R. W. Burchfield
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002911049
Release 1972
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A Supplement to the Oxford English dictionary has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Supplement to the Oxford English dictionary also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Supplement to the Oxford English dictionary book for free.



Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary Author Oxford Dictionaries
ISBN-10 9780199601097
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 20
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This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM presents the most accurate picture of English today.



Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Oxford English Mini Dictionary Author Oxford Dictionaries
ISBN-10 9780199640966
Release 2013-05-09
Pages 659
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An easy-to-use dictionary containing 90,000 up-to-date words, phrases, and definitions.



The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything Author Simon Winchester
ISBN-10 019517500X
Release 2004
Pages 260
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Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.



Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Oxford English Mini Dictionary Author Catherine Soanes
ISBN-10 IND:30000093661019
Release 2007
Pages 648
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Revised ed. of: Oxford English minidictionary / edited by Georgia Hole, Sara Hawker, 6th ed., c2004.



Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms Author John Ayto
ISBN-10 9780199543786
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 408
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Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.



The Concise Oxford English Dictionary

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary Author Judy Pearsall
ISBN-10 0198606907
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 1708
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Offers definitions of more than 240,000 words and phrases, including recently coined words in such fields as technology and fashion.