Bibliography

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OED editions and supplements (listed in order of publication date)

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  • Murray, J. A. H., Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions, eds, 1884-1928. Oxford English Dictionary. 1st edn, 128 fascicles. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Murray, J. A. H., 1928. Oxford English Dictionary. 1st edn, 10 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Murray, J. A. H., 1933. Oxford English Dictionary. Reissued 1st edn, 12 vols with one-volume Supplement, ed. W. A. Craigie and C. T. Onions. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Burchfield, R. W., ed., 1972-86. Oxford English Dictionary Supplement. 4 vols (vol. 1: A-G, 1972; vol. 2: H-N, 1976; vol. 3: O-Scz, 1982; vol. 4: Se-Z, 1986). Oxford: Clarendon Press. Note: we cite the four volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary Supplement on EOED as (respectively) OEDS1, OEDS2, OEDS3, and OEDS4
  • Murray, J. A. H., and others, eds., 1989. Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd edn, compiled by J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner, 20 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Simpson, J. A. and E. S. C. Weiner, 1993. Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series, vols 1-2. Oxford: Clarendon Press Proffitt, M. and J. Simpson, 1997. Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series, vol. 3. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Simpson, J. A. and E. S. C. Weiner, 2000-. OED Online. 3rd edn, rev. J. A. Simpson and others; available to subscribers at https://www.oed.com

Prefaces to the successive instalments and editions of OED, including its two Supplements, can be read online via https://public.oed.com/history/oed-editions/ [accessed 10 October 2019]. See also

This link gives access to a photographic reproduction of the 1928 10-volume first edition of OED, together with the 1859 Proposal (for which see full bibliographical reference listed below under Works on the OED by OED editors) and the 1933 Supplement volume, which includes Craigie and Onions’ ‘Historical Introduction’ to the OED. The Preface to Volume 1 lacks pp. i-x, which can instead be read at http://public.oed.com/wp-content/uploads/Volume-I-A-and-B.pdf [accessed 10 October 2019] or at Raymond 1987 (listed under On OED below)

Other OUP dictionaries (listed by name of editor)

  • Brown, L., 1993. The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Fowler, H. W. and F. G. Fowler, 1911. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2nd edn, 1929; 3rd edn, ed. H. G. Le Mesurier, 1934; 4th edn, ed. E. McIntosh, 1951; 5th edn, 1964; 6th edn, ed. J. B. Sykes, 1976; 7th edn, 1982; 8th edn, ed. R. E. Allen, 1990; 9th edn, ed. Della Thompson, 1995; 10th edn, ed. Judy Pearsall, 1999, 11th edn, ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, 2004; 12th edn, ed. Angus Stevenson and Maurice Waite, 2011
  • Fowler, H. W. and F. G. Fowler, 1924. The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2nd edn, 1934; 3rd edn, ed. H. G. Le Mesurier, 1939
  • Glare, P. G. W. Oxford Latin Dictionary, 1982. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Kay, Christian, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon, 2009. Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Onions, C. T., William Little, H. W. Fowler, and J. S. Coulson, 1933. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. London: Oxford University Press. 2nd edn, 1936; 3rd edn, 1944; repr. with some revisions, 1973; 5th edn, ed. William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, 2002; 6th edn, ed. Angus Stevenson, 2007
  • Ostler, George, and J. S. Coulson, 1930. The Little Oxford Dictionary of Current English. Oxford, Clarendon Press. 2nd edn, 1930; 3rd edn, 1941

Other dictionaries and glossaries (listed by name of editor if known, otherwise by title)

  • Amos, Ashley Crandall, and Antonette diPaolo Healey. 1986-. Dictionary of Old English. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies; A-I available to subscribers at http://www.doe.utoronto.ca/[accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Bailey, Nathan, 1730. Dictionarium Britannicum. London. For the full title see the facsimile of the title page available online via the British Library at http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/dic/bailey/titlehome/18dictionary.html [accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Cawdrey, Robert, 1604. A Table Alphabeticall. London. For the full title of the 1604 edn. see the entry hard word in the Glossary; for the (slightly different) full title of the 1613 (3rd) edn. see the facsimile of the title page available online via the British Library at http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/dic/caw/vnskill/persons.html [accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Coleridge, Herbert, 1859. Glossarial Index to the Printed English Literature of the Thirteenth Century. London: Trübner
  • Craigie, W. A., A. J. Aitken, and others, 1937-2002. A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: From the Twelfth Century to the End of the Seventeenth. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press; London: Oxford University Press; available online at http://www.dsl.ac.uk/ [accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Craigie, W. A., J. R. Hulbert, and others, 1936. A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles. Chicago, University of Chicago Press
  • Gove, Philip B., 1961. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster
  • Green, Jonathon, 2010. Green’s Dictionary of Slang. 3 vols. London: Chambers; available to subscribers at https://greensdictofslang.com/ [accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Grimm, J., W. Grimm, and others, 1854-1961. Deutsches Wörterbuch. Leipzig: S. Hirzel
  • Jamieson, John, 1808. Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; available online at Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language Online at http://www.scotsdictionary.com/ [accessed 23 August 2019]
  • Jamieson, John, 1825. Supplement to the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1755. A Dictionary of the English Language. 2 vols. London. For the full title see the facsimile of the title page available online via the British Library at http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/dic/johnson/title/titlepage.html [accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Kramarae, Cheris, and Paula A. Treichler, eds, 1985; repr. 1992. A Feminist Dictionary. London: Pandora Press
  • Kurath, Hans, Sherman A. Kuhn, John Reidy, and Robert Lewis, 1952-2001. Middle English Dictionary. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press; available online at http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/m/med/[accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Lexico, formerly Oxford Dictionaries. https://www.lexico.com/ [accessed 22 September 2019]
  • Martin, Benjamin, 1749. Lingua Britannica reformata. London. For the full title see the facsimile of the dictionary available online via the Bodleian Libraries at http://purl.ox.ac.uk/uuid/f74159ba7e0d4bf5a35245de7cf582f4 [accessed 10 September 2018]
  • Mathews, Mitford M., 1951. A Dictionary of Americanisms on Historical Principles. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
  • Eric Partridge, revised Paul Beale, ed., 1984. A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. London: Routledge
  • Richardson, Charles. 1836-7. A New Dictionary of the English Language. 2 vols. London: Pickering
  • Sinclair, John, ed., 1987. Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary. London and Glasgow: Collins

On OED

Critical assessments of OED or accounts of its history
  • Algeo, John, 1990. ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Second Edition of the Society’s Dictionary’, Transactions of the Philological Society, 88, 131-50. Free access from TPS website (via Brewer 2014) at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-968X.1990.tb00635.x (downloadable PDF)
  • Baigent, Elizabeth, Charlotte Brewer, and Vivienne Larminie, 2005. ‘Women and the Archive: The Representation of Gender in the Dictionary of National Biography and the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Archives (Journal of the British Records Association), 30, 13-35 [preprint version]
  • Bailey, Richard W., 2000a. ‘The OED and the Public’, in Mugglestone 2000a, 253-84
  • Bailey, Richard W., 2000b. ‘The Reputation of the OED‘, in Mugglestone 2000a, 207-27
  • Baker, Peter S., 1988. ‘A Supplement to OED: Se-Z’, Notes & Queries, 233, 148-53
  • Baldwin, Stanley, 1928. ‘The Oxford English Dictionary, 1884-1928′. Oxford: Clarendon Press. An address delivered in Goldsmiths’ Hall, 6 June 1928 by the Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin. Reproduced at Speeches
  • Bivens, Leslie, 1980-1, ‘Nineteenth-Century Reactions to the O.E.D.: An Annotated Bibliography’, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 2-3, 146-52
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 1993. ‘The Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary’, Review of English Studies, 44, 313-42. Available on Oxford Journals site at https://ezproxy-prd.bodleian.ox.ac.uk:4563/10.1093/res/XLIV.175.313 [accessed 20 September 2019] or via EOED Library
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2000. ‘OED Sources’, in Mugglestone 2000a, pp. 40-58
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2004. ‘The Electronification of the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 25, 1-43 [postprint version posted with permission of the publisher]
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2005. ‘Authority and Personality: Usage Labels in the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Transactions of the Philological Society, 103, 261-301. Free access from TPS website (via Brewer 2014) at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-968X.2005.00154.x (downloadable PDF)
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2006. ‘Eighteenth-Century Quotation Searches in the Oxford English Dictionary‘, in Selected Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX), ed. R. W. McConchie and others. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 41-50; available at http://www.lingref.com/cpp/hel-lex/2005/abstract1345.html [accessed 12 September 2018]
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2007a. ‘Reporting Eighteenth-Century Vocabulary in the Oxford English Dictionary‘, in Words and Dictionaries from the British Isles in Historical Perspective, ed. John Considine and Giovanni Iammartino. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 109-35 [postprint version with accompanying appendix
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2007b. Treasure-House of the Language: The Living OED. London and New Haven: Yale University Press
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2007c. ‘Pronouncing the P: Prescription or Description in English 19th- and 20th-Century Dictionaries?’, Historiographia Linguistica, 34, 257-80. Available via EOED Library
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2008a. ‘Johnson, Webster, and the Oxford English Dictionary‘, in Blackwell Companion to the History of the English Language, ed. H. Momma and M. Matto. Oxford: Blackwell, 113-21
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2008b. ‘The OED Supplements’, in The Oxford History of English Lexicography, vol 1, ed. A. P. Cowie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 260-78
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2009b. ‘The Oxford English Dictionary’s Treatment of Female-Authored Sources of the Eighteenth Century’, Current Issues in Late Modern English, ed. Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade and Wim wan der Wurff. Bern: Peter Lang [preprint version
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2009c. ‘R. W. Burchfield’, [biographical entry in] Lexicon Grammaticorum, ed. H. Stammerjohann. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2009d. ‘The OED as “Literary Instrument”: Its Treatment Past and Present of the Vocabulary of Virginia Woolf’, Notes & Queries, 56, 430-44. Available on Oxford Journals site at https://doi.org/10.1093/notesj/gjp078 [accessed 15 July 2019] or via EOED Library
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2010a. ‘The Use of Literary Quotations in the Oxford English Dictionary‘, The Review of English Studies, n.s. 61, 93-125. Available on Oxford Journals site at https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgp020 [accessed 15 July 2019] or via EOED Library 
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2010b. ‘Prescriptivism and descriptivism in the first, second and third editions of OED‘, English Today 26, 24-33. Available via EOED Library
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2011. “‘Happy Copiousness? OED’s Recording of Female Authors of the Eighteenth Century’, The Review of English Studies, 63, 86-117. Available on Oxford Journals site at https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgq102 [accessed 30 July 2019] or via EOED Library
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2012. ‘Shakespeare, word-coining, and the OEDShakespeare Survey, vol 64, ed. Peter Holland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 345-57
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2013a. ‘OED Online Re-launched: Distinguishing old scholarship from new’Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 34, 101-26
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2013b. ‘Words and Dictionaries: OEDMED and Chaucer’, in Traditions and Innovations in the Study of Medieval English Literature: The Influence of Derek Brewer, ed. Charlotte Brewer and Barry Windeatt. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 215-61
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2013c. ‘The future of historical dictionaries’, in The Bloomsbury Companion to Lexicography, ed. Howard Jackson. London: Bloomsbury, 341-54
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2013d. [Review] ‘Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary, Sarah Ogilvie’, International Journal of Lexicography 26, 509-14. Accessible via EOED Library
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2014. ‘The Society’s Dictionary: Articles and Excerpts on the OED’, The Transactions of the Philological Society, virtual issue, available at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/assets/1467968x/OED_Virtual_Issue.pdf [accessed 24 September 2018]
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2015a. ‘”That reliance on the ordinary”: Jane Austen and the Oxford English Dictionary‘, The Review of English Studies, 66 (276), 744-65. Free access on Oxford Journals site at https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgv032 [accessed 30 July 2019] or via EOED Library, together with Supplementary material
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2015b. ‘Metalanguage and labelling in English dictionaries’, in The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography, ed. Philip Durkin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 488-500
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2018. ‘Setting a Standard: Authors and Sources in the OED’, in Standardising English: Norms and Margins in the History of the English Language, ed. Linda Pillière et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 127-43
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2019. ‘The Lexicography of Standard Varieties of English’, in The Cambridge History of World Lexicography, ed. John Considine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 484-508
  • Brewer, Charlotte, 2019 forthcoming. ‘When I feel inclined to read poetry I take down my Dictionary’, in Poetry and the Dictionary, ed. Andrew Blades and Piers Pennington. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Author’s preprint version 
  • [Brodribb, C. W.], 1928. ‘Our Dictionary’, TLS, 19 April, 277-8
  • Chapman, R. W., 1935. The Oxford English Dictionary and its (Oxford) Children. Oxford: Oxford University Press [privately printed pamphlet]
  • Chardonnens, L. S., 1997. ‘Familiarity Breeds Contempt: On the Use of well-known in OED‘, Notes & Queries, 44, 171-2
  • Coleman, Julie, 2013a. ‘FORUM: Using OED Evidence’, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 34, 1-9
  • Coleman, Julie, 2013b. ‘Using Dictionary Evidence to Evaluate Authors’ Lexis: John Bunyan and the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 34, 66-100
  • Coleman, Julie, and Sarah Ogilvie, 2009. ‘Forensic Dictionary Analysis: Principles and Practice’, International Journal of Lexicography, 22(1), 1-22
  • Coleridge, Derwent, 1860. ‘Observations on the Plan of the Society’s Proposed New English Dictionary’, Transactions of the Philological Society, 152-68. Free access from TPS website (via Brewer 2014) at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-968X.1860.tb00378.x (downloadable PDF)
  • Considine, John, 2009. ‘Literary Classics in OED Quotation Evidence’, The Review of English Studies, 60, 620-38
  • Crosson, Greg, 2003. ‘Unnoticed Words in Beddoes for OED’, Notes & Queries, 248, 446-53
  • ‘Curiosus’, 1880. ‘A Literary Worskshop’, Notes & Queries, sixth series, vol 2, 261-63
  • Davies, Keri, and Angus Whitehead, 2013. ‘An Early Usage of wank, Antedating OED Entry’, Notes and Queries, 60(3), 376-79
  • Fowler, Rowena, 1998. ‘Robert Browning in the Oxford English Dictionary: A New Approach’, Studies in Philology, 95(3), 333-50 [postprint version]
  • Fowler, Rowena, 2002. ‘Virginia Woolf: Lexicographer’, English Language Notes, 39(3), 54-70 [postprint version]
  • Fournier, Hannah S., and Delbert W. Russell, 1992. ‘A Study of Sex-Role Stereotyping in the Oxford English Dictionary 2E’, Computers and the Humanities, 26, 13-20
  • Gray, J. C., 1986. ‘Creating the Electronic New Oxford English Dictionary‘, Computers and the Humanities, 20, 45-9
  • Gray, J. C., 1988. ‘Milton and the OED Electronic Database’, Milton Quarterly, 23, 66-73
  • Harris, Roy, 1982. ‘The History Men’, TLS, 3 September, 935-6
  • Hoare, Michael R., and Vivian Salmon, 2000. ‘The Vocabulary of Science in the OED‘, in Mugglestone 2000a, pp. 156-71
  • Hoffmann, Sebastian, 2004. ‘Using the OED Quotations Database as a Corpus – a Linguistic Appraisal’, ICAME Journal, 28, 17-30; available at http://clu.uni.no/icame/ij28/hoffmann.pdf [accessed 12 September 2018]
  • Ilson, R. F., 2011. ‘On the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary‘, International Journal of Lexicography, 24(2), 241-260
  • Kistner, Kelly, 2013. ‘”A Word Factory was wanted”: Organizational objectivity in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Social Studies of Science, 43, 801-28
  • Knappe, Gabriele, 2013. ‘Phrasal and Phraseological Synonymy in the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary‘, International Journal of Lexicography, 26(3), 305-28
  • Knowles, Elizabeth, 1990. ‘Dr Minor and the English Dictionary’, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 12, 27-42
  • Knowles, Elizabeth, 2000. ‘Making the OED: Readers and Editors. A Critical Survey’, in Mugglestone 2000a, 22-39 [postprint version by permission of Oxford University Press] 
  • Laski, Marghanita, 1968a. ‘Reading for OED‘, TLS, 11 January, 37-9
  • Laski, Marghanita, 1968b. ‘Words I-VII’, TLS, 1 February, 115; 7 March, 237; 11 April, 377; 30 May, 559; 1 August, 822; 5 September, 952; 31 October, 1232
  • Laski, Marghanita, 1971. ‘Words from The Times‘, TLS, 2 April, 403
  • MacMahon, Michael K. C, 2000. ‘Pronunciation in the OED‘, in Mugglestone 2000a, 172-88
  • McConchie, R. W., 1997. Lexicography and Physicke: The Record of Sixteenth-Century English Medical Terminology. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • McConchie, R. W., 2012. ‘”Her word had no weight”: Jane Austen as a lexical test case for the OED‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 33, 113-36
  • McCulloch, Beverley, 2006. ‘A story from the archives: Edith and Ellen Perronet Thompson’. Oxford English Dictionary News, series 2, 36, March
  • McCulloch, Beverley, 2013. ‘The Living Archive: Preserving the Papers of the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 34, 184-200
  • McCusick, James C., 1990. ‘”Living Words”: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the genesis of the OED‘, Modern Philology, 90, 1-45
  • McMorris, Jenny, 2000. ‘OED Sections and Parts’, in Mugglestone 2000a, 228-31
  • Marsden, J. H., 1859. Review of Philological Society’s Proposal. Edinburgh Review, 109, 365-86
  • Micklethwait, David, 2009. ‘A Further Trip over the Tramlines’, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 30, 18-21
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, ed., 2000a. Lexicography and the OED: Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2000b. ‘Labels Reconsidered: Objectivity and the OED‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 21, 22-37
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2000c. ‘”Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest”: The New English Dictionary’, in Mugglestone 2000a, 1-21
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2000d. ‘”An Historian Not a Critic”: The Standard of Usage in the OED‘, in Mugglestone 2000a, 189-206
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2005. Lost for Words: The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary. New Haven and London: Yale University Press
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2007a. ‘”Decent Reticence”: Coarseness, Contraception, and the First Edition of the OED‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 28, 1-22
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2007b. ‘”The Indefinable Something’. Taboo and the English Dictionary’, in Rude Britannia, ed. M. Gorji. London: Routledge, 22-32
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2008. ‘The Oxford English Dictionary‘, in The Oxford History of English Lexicography, vol 1, ed. A. P. Cowie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 230-59
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2012. ‘Patriotism, Empire and Cultural Prescriptivism. Images of Anglicity in the OED‘. The Languages of Nation, ed. Carol Percy and Mary Catherine Davidson. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 175-91
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2013. ‘The OED and the English Novel’, in The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel, ed. L. Rodensky. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 147-65
  • Mugglestone, Lynda, 2015. ‘Prescription and Description in Dictionaries’, in The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography, ed. Philip Durkin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 546-60
  • Müller, Max, 1878. ‘Observations by Professor Max Müller on the Lists of Readers and Books Read for the Proposed English Dictionary’. Privately printed for the Delegates of the Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reproduced at Müller’s advice 1878
  • Murray, K. M. Elisabeth, 1977. Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary. New Haven and London: Yale University Press
  • Nagle, Traci, 2014. ‘The Visible and Invisible Influence of Yule’s Hobson-Jobson on Murray’s Oxford English Dictionary‘, International Journal of Lexicography, 27(3), 280-308
  • Nagle, Traci, 2016. ‘The Case of the Missing Attributions: Tracking the Source of OED‘s Sources on South Asia’, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 37, 132-64
  • Osborn, E. B., 1933. ‘Our Noble English’, TLS, 16 November, 781-2 [review of the 1933 re-issue of the OED]
  • Osselton, Noel, 1993. ‘The Oxford English Dictionary, Second edition [review]’, International Journal of Lexicography, 6, 124-31
  • Osselton, Noel, 2000. ‘Murray and his European Counterparts’, in Mugglestone 2000a: 59-76
  • Pinnavaia, Laura, 2001. The Italian Borrowings in the Oxford English Dictionary: A Lexicographical, Linguistic, and Cultural Analysis. Roma: Bulzoni Editore
  • Raymond, D., 1987. Dispatches From the Front: The Prefaces to the Oxford English Dictionary. Waterloo, Ontario: UW Centre for the New Oxford English Dictionary, University of Waterloo. Downloadable as PDF at http://www.darrellraymond.com/prefaces [accessed 17 August 2019]
  • Reeve, Henry, 1889. Review of Encyclopædia BritannicaDNB, and N.E.D.Edinburgh Review, 169, 328-50
  • Rickman, Rebecca, 2015. ‘Hollywood Is a Verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 36, 131-5
  • Roberts, Jane, 2002. ‘Some Thoughts on the Representation of Early Middle English in the Historical Thesaurus of English’, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 23, 180-207
  • Ross, A. S. C., 1934. ‘[Review of OED Supplement of 1933]’, Neuphilogische Mitteilungen, 35, 128-32
  • Russell, Lindsay Rose, 2018. Women and Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, and English Language Lexicography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Salazar, Danica, 2014. ‘Towards improved coverage of Southeast Asian Englishes in the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Lexicography: Journal of ASIALEX, 1, 95-108
  • Samuels, M. H., 1988. ‘A Supplement to OED: Se-Z’, Notes & Queries, 30, 483-7
  • Schäfer, Jürgen, 1980. Documentation in the ‘OED’: Shakespeare and Nashe as Test Cases. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Schäfer, Jürgen, 1987. ‘Early Modern English: OED, New OED, EMED‘, in Dictionaries of English, ed. Richard W. Bailey. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 66-74
  • Schäfer, Jürgen, 1989. Early Modern English Lexicography. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Schmidt, James, 2003. ‘Inventing the Enlightenment: British Hegelians, Anti-Jacobins, and the Oxford English Dictionary‘, Journal of the History of Ideas, 64, 421-43
  • Scott-Macnab, David, 2012. ‘The treatment of assagai and zagaie by the OED, and of assegai by the Dictionary of South African English‘, Neophilologus, 96, 151-63
  • Shea, Ammon, 2013. ‘An Unlikely Story: The Curious Evidence of Early British Jazz Citations in the OED‘, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 34, 24-38
  • Shea, 2014. ‘A Sure Uncertainty: On Some Difficulties Using OED Online Data to Establish Shakespearian Coinages’, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 35, 121-45
  • Stanley, E. G., 1990. ‘The Oxford English Dictionary and Supplement: The Integrated Edition of 1989’, Review of English Studies, 41, 76-88
  • Stein, Gabriele, 1983. Review of 3rd vol. of Burchfield’s Supplement, Anglia, 101, 468-75
  • Strang, Barbara, 1974. ‘Review of Second Supplement’, Notes & Queries, 219, 2-13
  • Strang, Barbara, 1977. ‘Review of Second Supplement, Vol. 2’, Notes & Queries, 22, 388-99
  • Taylor, Dennis, 1993. Hardy’s Literary Language and Victorian Philology. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid, 1990. ‘Betsy Sheridan and Fanny Burney in O.E.D.’, Notes & Queries, 37, 412-14
  • Wexler, P. J., 1981. ‘Supplementing the Supplement’, Linguistica Computazionale, 7, 293-9
  • ‘Oxford English Dictionary’, in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary [accessed 12 September 2018]; a well-informed and useful account of the Dictionary
  • Willinsky, John, 1994. Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED. Princeton: Princeton University Press
  • Winchester, Simon, 1998. The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words. London: Viking
  • Winchester, 2003. The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Williams, David-Antoine, 2016a. ‘The OED in T. S. Eliot’, Notes & Queries, 63, 293-6
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Johnson

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Richardson

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Work in progress

Please contact us if you are working on an OED-related project and would like to have it listed here.

  • Culpeper, Jonathan. Two related projects on Shakespeare’s language, in part using OED data: Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s Language (supported by AHRC) and Shakespeare’s neologisms (supported by British Academy)
  • Griffiths, Jane, and Nuttall, Jenni. Project on ‘Making Literature, Making Language: 1400–1550’ in collaboration with the OED Development Team. Work towards the development of a normalization tool to tackle spelling variation in 15th- and 16th-century literary language so as to facilitate a wider range of lexical analyses than currently possible. The first phase of the project has two initial case studies, the first testing methods of detecting authorial self-plagiarization (i.e. a poet echoing words and phrases of an earlier work in a later one). The second investigates courtly poetry as an instigator of lexical change, particularly through aureate neologisms.
  • Mugglestone, Lynda. English Words in War-time: Tracking Language on the Move in WW1
  • Roberts, Ellen. Work on Milton’s neologisms in the OED as part of a master’s thesis at the University of Birmingham
  • Säily, Tanja, with Eetu Mäkelä and Mika Hämäläinen. Project on neologisms in Early English correspondence based on evidence in the Helsinki Corpora of Early English Correspondence, compared with that in OED Online. See project description at https://blogs.helsinki.fi/stratas-project/subprojects/natas/; also http://hdl.handle.net/10138/304042 and https://public.oed.com/webinars-and-events/
  • Turton, Stephen. Work towards a D.Phil at the University of Oxford on the representation of gender and sexuality in English dictionaries, including the OED, from the 17th to the 20th centuries
  • Williams, David-Antoine. Project on The Life of Words, including work to ascertain the respective genres of all quotations in the OED by annotating the background coded text with metadata. See description in Williams 2017, downloadable at https://thelifeofwords.uwaterloo.ca/publications/ [accessed 20 September 2019]

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