The Game of Words: the Remarkable Exhuberance of the English Language by Willard R. Espy

Empire of Words: the Reign of the Oed by John Willinsky

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Willinsky analyzes the favored citation records from the three editorial periods of the OED's compilation: the Victorian, imperial first edition; the modern supplement; and the contemporary second edition composed on an electronic data base. He reveals shifts in linguistic authority: the original edition relied on English literature and, surprisingly, on translations, reference works, and journalism; the modern editions have shifted emphasis to American sources and periodicals while continuing to neglect women, workers, and other English-speaking countries. This 1994 Princeton University Press Hardcover is in Very Good condition.

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