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The Barons’ War and Henry’s Letters

Tim William Machan

in English in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter examines two royal letters that were written in English and released by Henry III in 1258. These letters are used to talk about the many contextual factors that give utterances and codes ... More


Manoeuvres: 1876–1879

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the search to find a publisher for the ‘New English Dictionary’, beginning with the abortive negotiations with Macmillan—in the course of which James Murray was identified as a ... More


After twilight: 1915–1923

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the progress of the OED down to the death of Henry Bradley in 1923. It describes the reorganization of the staff following Murray’s death, the loss of personnel to the war ... More


Furnivall’s Dictionary: 1861–1875

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter follows the work done on the ‘New English Dictionary’ under the editorship of Frederick Furnivall following the death of Herbert Coleridge, including the conception of a ‘concise’ ... More


The road to Ant: 1879–1884

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the first five years of work on the ‘New English Dictionary’ under James Murray’s Editorship, leading up to the publication of the first fascicle in 1884. It begins with the ... More


The Dictionary divides: 1884–1887

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the progress of the Dictionary down to the appointment of Henry Bradley as its second Editor in 1887. It examines the early critical reception of the Dictionary, including the ... More


Storm and stress: 1888–1897

Peter Gilliver

in The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the progress of the OED (as it was by now beginning to be called) through the difficult years 1888–97, during which the lexicographers and the Dictionary’s publishers came into ... More


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