The shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles

Edition
  • Sixth edition
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 2007
Physical description
2 volumes 29 cm
ISBN
  • 9780199206872
Local notes
  • Source of acquisition: £75.05
Genre
  • Dictionaries
  • From the beginning, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary was intended to be an abridgement of the full Oxford English Dictionary. The first editor, William Little, was appointed in 1902. He worked on it until his death in 1922, after which the dictionary was completed by H.W. Fowler, Jessie Coulson, and C.T. Onions. The first edition was published in 1933, in two volumes... The Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary provides a complete update of this unique reference work. Based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the Oxford English Dictionary, is just one-tenth of the size, and includes all words in current English from 1700 to the present day, plus the vocabulary of Shakespeare, the Bible and other major works in English from before 1700. The new edition, with a new introductory essay by language expert David Crystal on the History of English, includes 2,500 new words and senses, plus thousands of antedatings of existing words, drawing on the huge ongoing research project for the Oxford English Dictionary and the wealth of information on language in use provided by ... [Source: enterbooks]

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