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An Oxford lexicographer of the 1940s: Hereward Price

As the previous article in this series explained, Oxford University Press called a temporary halt to its activities in English-language lexicography in Oxford during the 1930s, although there continued to…

The Meaning of Everything: a new preface

The following is an abridged version of the preface to the new edition of Simon Winchester’s highly-acclaimed The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary Lexicography is…

1928: the Year of the Dictionary

‘This year, whatever else it may be, is the Year of the Dictionary.’ So wrote Charles Onions in the Times of 19 April 1928, in an article celebrating the completion…

Shakespeare in the OED

The works of Shakespeare (1564–1616) are more widely quoted in OED than those of any other author, and they pose questions for lexicographers and bibliographers concerning date and location. Treatment…