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Welcome to the OED blog

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Searching the OED

You may have spotted our how to search the OED guide recently. To supplement this, we’d like to highlight some of the interesting things you can find in the OED…

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Oxford World English Symposium 2022

12-13 April 2022 Bringing together Oxford University Press’ dictionary teams with academic researchers, teachers, lexicographers, and other language practitioners to share research findings, experiences, and insights on World Englishes, in…

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Introduction to Philippine English

The Philippines is home to over 100 million people spread across 7,107 islands in Southeast Asia. Among the more than 100 mostly Austronesian languages spoken in this densely populated archipelago…

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Introduction to Malaysian English

The use of English in present day Malaysia traces its beginnings back to the British presence in the Straits Settlements of Penang, Singapore, and Melaka from the 18th century. English was…

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Introduction to Irish English

Ireland is an island in northwest Europe, west of England, which consists politically of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the latter of which has been a constituent part…

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Introduction to Indian English

In less than 200 years since its formal introduction as part of a nascent and westernized education system, English has grown to be the medium through which the people of…

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