LINGUIST List 16.1035
Mon Apr 04 2005
Media: In Land of Lexicons, Having the Last Word
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NYT: New lexicographer appointed for Oxford American Dictionary
Message 1: NYT: New lexicographer appointed for Oxford American Dictionary
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: NYT: New lexicographer appointed for Oxford American Dictionary
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The New York Times
In Land of Lexicons, Having the Last Word
By STRAWBERRY SAROYAN
March 19, 2005
(Reposted by Richard Stoner on the SUNY Broome Community College server,
...At 33, [Erin McKean] is in charge of the Oxford American Dictionary.
(The others are American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Webster's New World and
Encarta.) She was appointed last year, and the first Oxford dictionary
created under her auspices will hit stores next month. And she is not
alone. Ms. McKean is part of the next wave of top lexicographers who have
already or may soon take over guardianship of the nation's language, and
who disprove Samuel Johnson's definition of a lexicographer as 'a harmless
Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
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