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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
Author John Simpson spent almost four decades of his life immersed in the intricacies of our languag. In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being (and sometimes disappear), how cultures shape the language we use, and how we cope when words fail us. Throughout, he enlivens his narrative with lively excavations and investigations of individual words-from deadline to online and back to 101 (yes, it's a word) - all the while reminding us that the seemingly mundane words are often the most interesting ones. A brilliant expedition through the world of words, The Word Detective will delight, inspire, and educate any lover of language"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 423.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PE64.S46
  • PE64.S46
LC item number
  • A3 2016
  • A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary, John Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 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
Introduction: The Background to the Case -- 1. Serendipity, Perhaps -- 2. Lexicography 101 -- 3. Marshallers of Words -- 4. The Longest Way Round -- 5. Uneasy Skanking -- 6. Shark-Infested Waters -- 7. Oed Redux -- 8. The Tunnel and the Vision -- 9. Gxddbov Xxkxzt Pg Ifmk -- 10. At the Top of the Crazy Tree -- 11. Shenanigans Online -- 12. Flavour of the Month -- 13. Becoming the Past
Control code
sky282704513
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 364 pages;
Isbn
9780465060696
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016025594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary, John Simpson
Publication
Note
Includes 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
Introduction: The Background to the Case -- 1. Serendipity, Perhaps -- 2. Lexicography 101 -- 3. Marshallers of Words -- 4. The Longest Way Round -- 5. Uneasy Skanking -- 6. Shark-Infested Waters -- 7. Oed Redux -- 8. The Tunnel and the Vision -- 9. Gxddbov Xxkxzt Pg Ifmk -- 10. At the Top of the Crazy Tree -- 11. Shenanigans Online -- 12. Flavour of the Month -- 13. Becoming the Past
Control code
sky282704513
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 364 pages;
Isbn
9780465060696
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016025594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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