The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Sampul Depan
Oxford University Press, 22 Sep 2016 - 688 halaman
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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Beginnings to 1861
1
Furnivalls Dictionary 18611875
41
Interlude The work of Furnivalls Subeditors
59
Manoeuvres 18761879
81
The road to Ant 18791884
109
The Dictionary divides 18841887
177
Storm and stress 18881987
208
from quotation slip to published entry
260
Limping over the finishing line 19231933
361
Interregnum 19331957
414
Learning to swim again 19571972
453
Second Supplement to Second Edition 19721989
493
Towards OED3 1989
550
Guide to abbreviations and sources
587
Bibliography
591
Index
605

And then there were four 18971915
278
After twilight 19151923
330

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Peter Gilliver has been an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary since 1987, and is now one of the Dictionary's most experienced lexicographers; he has also contributed to several other dictionaries published by OUP. In addition to his lexicographical work, he has been writing and speaking about the history of the OED for over fifteen years.

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