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The Resource The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English dictionary, John Simpson

The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English dictionary, John Simpson

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The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English dictionary
Title
The word detective
Title remainder
searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English dictionary
Statement of responsibility
John Simpson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is John Simpson's memoir as the former Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Simpson takes us from his first encounter with the dictionary in the old-fashioned world of Oxford in 1976 through to his retirement as Chief Editor thirty-seven years later. Simpson introduces us to the dusty basement archives and the traditional OED afternoon tea ceremony, and recounts the personal adventures of a life well lived, from marriage, to the birth of his two daughters. Simpson presents lexicography as an examination of the links between our language and our history. Simpson appreciates the depths of communication that words allow in part because his youngest daughter, Ellie, is autistic and nonverbal. Now in her twenties, Ellie still does not speak, and will most likely never use any of the words her father holds so dear
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, J. A.
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simpson, J. A
  • Lexicographers
  • English language
Target audience
adult
Label
The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English dictionary, John Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
000058851448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9781408706732
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960887068
Label
The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English dictionary, John Simpson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
000058851448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9781408706732
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960887068

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