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Professor Eric Stanley (1923-2018)

His many friends at the Oxford English Dictionary were saddened to hear of the death of Professor Eric Stanley of Pembroke College, Oxford, and until his retirement (in 1991) Rawlinson…

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Modern English includes words from a wide variety of different sources around the world. Patterns of word-borrowing over time reflect the changing demography of its speakers; cultural and economic influences…