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Upcoming webinars

Language prejudice and the documentation of minoritized varieties of English

Thursday, 20 January at 05:00-06:20 PM (London GMT, UTC+0)

Many still consider some varieties of English to be inferior to others. Such language prejudice has a clear social and economic impact on certain language communities, whose members are frequently marginalized because of their accents or their choice of words.

To mark the launch of the OED’s Varieties of English page, Dr Danica Salazar, World English Editor, and Dr Catherine Sangster, OED Executive Editor, will be joined by a panel of guest speakers to discuss:

Our guest panel will be composed by:

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OED resources to support teaching and academic research in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan

The OED is a powerful online linguistic resource, providing features, tools, and language data which are essential for academic research and teaching. However, the extent of the OED capabilities is not always explored to its full potential.

The Oxford University Press team – Dr Danica Salazar, World English Editor, and Ms Chen Zhou, Regional Customer Trainer, presented a session where they provided an overview of all the OED can offer.

Guest speaker Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor at Curtin University and ‘Language Matters’ columnist for the South China Morning Post, presented her perspective of how the OED can be used in academic and other professional research, within the realms of language contact and evolution within multicultural environments.

Watch the recording of this presentation here:

The Oxford English Dictionary for Chinese users: resources to support teaching and academic research

The OED is a powerful online linguistic resource, providing features, tools, and language data which are essential for academic research and teaching. However, the extent of the OED capabilities is not always explored to its full potential.

The Oxford University Press team – Dr Danica Salazar, World English Editor, and Ms Chen Zhou, Regional Customer Trainer, presented a session where they provided an overview of all the OED can offer.

Guest speaker Dr Zhong Ai, Lecturer in English at Shanghai Maritime University, presented her perspectives of how the OED can be used in academic research, with a particular focus on the language contact between English and Chinese, and Chinese loanwords in English.

Watch the recording of this presentation here:

The questions that we were not able to address during the live presentation were passed on to the panellists and their answers, as well as the presentation slides are available to view here.

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