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Sarah Ogilvie's 'Words of the World'


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James Murray, the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
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James Murray, the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary editor emeritus Sarah Ogilvie caused a literary stir for alleging in her new book that a former editor of the OED had deleted words with foreign origins. Ogilvie joins us to discuss the book "Words of the World: The Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary." We'll also explore the role and usefulness of dictionaries in an online age.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Sarah Ogilvie, linguist, former editor for the Oxford English Dictionary and author of "Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary"

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