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The Resource Lost for words : the hidden history of the Oxford English dictionary, Lynda Mugglestone

Lost for words : the hidden history of the Oxford English dictionary, Lynda Mugglestone

Label
Lost for words : the hidden history of the Oxford English dictionary
Title
Lost for words
Title remainder
the hidden history of the Oxford English dictionary
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Mugglestone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lost For Words uncovers the enthralling process by which the great dictionary came into being, tracing - through letters and archives - the personal battles involved in charting a constantly changing language. Seeking to determine correct usage, the lexicographers reveal themselves vulnerable to the prejudices of their own linguistic preferences and to the influence of contemporary social history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mugglestone, Lynda
Dewey number
423
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1617.O94
LC item number
M84 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Label
Lost for words : the hidden history of the Oxford English dictionary, Lynda Mugglestone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [222]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The ideal dictionary
  • Palimpsests
  • Lost words
  • Science and the principles of selection -- '
  • I am not the editor of the English language'
  • Ended but not complete
  • Into the future
Control code
57316821
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300106992
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lost for words : the hidden history of the Oxford English dictionary, Lynda Mugglestone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [222]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The ideal dictionary
  • Palimpsests
  • Lost words
  • Science and the principles of selection -- '
  • I am not the editor of the English language'
  • Ended but not complete
  • Into the future
Control code
57316821
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300106992
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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