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When regional Englishes got their words

David-Antoine Williams takes a bird’s-eye-view of Caribbean English, as documented in the OED, as a way of highlighting some of the lexicological and lexicographical issues at stake.

South African additions to the OED

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation, a name that celebrates the modern country’s acceptance of and pride in its multi-ethnic and multicultural identity. This diversity of cultures, traditions,…

Meet the Editors: Danica Salazar

Introducing Danica Salazar, World English Editor for the Oxford English Dictionary. In this video – part of our Meet the Editors series for the OED‘s 90th anniversary celebrations – Danica…

Release notes: Canada and the OED

Good day and welcome to the Great White North! 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary and, fittingly, the March update includes Canada and Canadian, along with associated people, animals, and plants…

New Filipino words list

Here you can find a list of the new Filipino words and senses added to the OED in the June 2015 update. advanced adj. bahala na int. balikbayan n. baon n. barangay n. barkada…

Release notes: new Filipino words

Mabuhay from Oxford as we bring you news of the June quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which sees the inclusion of a wide range of words from…

South African English

The English language in South Africa (SAE) dates from the arrival of the British at the Cape of Good Hope in 1795. As was the case in most colonies, English…

Australian English in the twentieth century

Australian English differs from other Englishes primarily in its accent and vocabulary. The major features of the accent were established by the 1830s. In the period between colonial settlement (1788)…

The rise of global English

‘Globish’ is not my word. In the best traditions of the English language, I borrowed it from a Frenchman who first coined it in 1995. Jean-Paul Nerriere was a senior…

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