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The making of the Oxford English dictionary

Author: Peter Gilliver
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. Drawing extensively on archival and other sources, it traces  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Ressource
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gilliver
ISBN: 9780191826092 019182609X
OCLC Number: 985713533
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of illustrationsList of capsules1: Beginnings2: Furnivall's Dictionary: 1861-75Interlude. The work of Furnivall's sub-editors3: Manoeuvres: 1876-94: The road to Ant: 1879-845: The Dictionary divides: 1884-76: Storm and stress: 1888-97Interlude. Method: From quotation slip to published entry7: And then there were four: 1987-19158: After twilight: 1915-239: Limping over the finishing line: 1923-3310: Interregnum: 1933-5711: Learning to swim (again): 1957-7212: Second Supplement to Second Edition: 1972-8913: Towards OED3: 1989-Guide to abbreviationsBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Peter Gilliver.
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Meticulously researched ... groundbreaking ... While it cannot be the last word, it is hard to believe that Gilliver's excellent and careful account of the Dictionary's compilation will ever be Read more...

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