Lost for Words

Lost for Words

The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Book - 2005
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"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.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2005
ISBN: 0300106998 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 423 MUG
Characteristics: xxi, 273 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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