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Farmer and Henley's Slang and its Analogues

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines Farmer and Henley's seven volume Slang and its Analogues, a historical dictionary intended to complement the Oxford English Dictionary in part by defining terms that that volume ... More


Three Words from the Thesaurus: Negro, Sex, and Tolerance

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Obviously, any collection of words meant for general use mirrors the world at the time when the words were culled. Using the lexemes ‘Negro’, ‘sex’, and ‘tolerance’ and related items, concrete ... More


Passing; or, Sacrificing a Parvenu

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Passing, an Americanism not cited in the first edition of the “Oxford English Dictionary,” may pertain to the crossing of any line that separated social groups. Everett Stonequist listed a great ... More


Dictionaries and Lexical Databases

Susan Hockey

in Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Computers are now widely used in the preparation of dictionaries. There are many advantages in maintaining and updating a dictionary in electronic form, most obviously that printed versions can be ... More


Hardy and the New Philology

Dennis Taylor

in Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the new philology in England in the 1860s, the time of its greatest influence, and the time which most influenced Hardy's formative literary development. It also considers a ... More


The Historicism of Victorian Philology

Dennis Taylor

in Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Victorian philology and examines the relevance of the past history of language for understanding present language. This was one of topics that was pondered, implicitly or ... More


The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Peter Gilliver

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. It explores the cultural background from which the idea of a ... More


Introduction

Mia Gaudern

in The Etymological Poetry of W. H. Auden, J. H. Prynne, and Paul Muldoon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198850458
eISBN:
9780191885556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Etymology has been linked to poetry in various ways since the start of the twentieth century. Beginning with theory—from formalist understandings of etymology’s role in ambiguity through the ... More


A Nineteenth-Century Garment Throughout: Description, Collaboration, and Thorough Coverage in the Oxford English Dictionary (1884–1928)

Sarah Ogilvie

in The Whole World in a Book: Dictionaries in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190913199
eISBN:
9780190913229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913199.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Ogilvie discusses how the OED represents a key development in ‘modern’ lexicography based on how it was envisioned, compiled, and executed. The chapter provides background on the state of philology ... More


Limping over the finishing line: 1923–1933

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/9780199283620.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the concluding years of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, and the compilation of the Supplement which appeared in 1933. It describes William Craigie’s ... More


Second Supplement to Second Edition: 1972–1989

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/9780199283620.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the progress of the OED project through the remaining years of the preparation of the revised Supplement and the conception and implementation of the idea of converting the ... More


Towards OED3: 1989–

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/9780199283620.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the progress of the OED project since the publication of OED2, down to the retirement of John Simpson as Chief Editor in 2013. The 1990s saw the publication of three OED ... More


Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Gabriele Stein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683192
eISBN:
9780191763205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683192.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This book is a study of Sir Thomas Elyot’s contribution to lexicography and the English lexicon in the Renaissance. In a period when Latin was the universal language in European culture, learning, ... More


And then there were four: 1897–1915

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/9780199283620.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the continuing expansion of the team of lexicographers compiling the OED during the years following 1897, in the course of which William Craigie and Charles Onions were ... More


Elyot's Dictionary: Impact and Influence

Gabriele Stein

in Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683192
eISBN:
9780191763205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683192.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

The chapter investigates the influence which Elyot’s dictionary had on lexicography involving English and Latin up to 1600. One measure of influence is of course the explicit prefatory ... More


Elyot's Achievement as a Lexicographer

Gabriele Stein

in Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683192
eISBN:
9780191763205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683192.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

The chapter examines Elyot’s contribution to the English lexicon. The framework is the OED Online’s list of the most frequently quoted authors in the OED. The OED data bases allow us to filter out ... More


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