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Sir James Murray

(1837—1915) lexicographer

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C. T. Onions

C. T. Onions  

(1873–1965),British lexicographer and grammarian, born in Edgbaston, War-wickshire, educated at Mason College, Birmingham. In 1895 he met James A. H. Murray, who invited him to join the staff of ...
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The origins of the English dictionary are found in the late 16th cent. when people became aware of the two levels of English (‘learned’, ‘literary’, ‘inkhorn’, distinct from ‘spoken’, ‘popular’) to ...
Henry Bradley

Henry Bradley  

(1845–1923) British philologist and lexicographerThe Making of English (1904) Non-FictionThe Making of English (1904) Non-Fiction
Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary  

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The scheme of ‘a completely new English Dictionary’ was conceived in 1858, chiefly as the result of the reading of two papers ‘On some Deficiencies in our English Dictionaries’ by Dr R. C. Trench to ...
Philological Society

Philological Society  

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Was founded in its present form in 1842 to investigate and to promote the study and knowledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history of language. Active in its formation were Thirlwell, A. ...
W. W. Skeat

W. W. Skeat  

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(1835–1912)19th‐century editor of Old and Middle English literature. He became a mathematics lecturer at Christ's College, Cambridge (1864), but spent much time in the study of Early English and ...

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