An interview with the authors of Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary, exploring the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien and Oxford University, where he both studied and worked.
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Simon Winchester discusses his book The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today’s print dictionary is poised for transformation.
As the CEO and co-founder of new online dictionary Wordnik, Erin McKean is reshaping not just dictionaries, but how we interact with language itself.
Fans of Middle Earth tend to fall in love with The Hobbit as children, says self-described "Tolkien professor" Corey Olsen. But once they move on to The Lord of the Rings, they never come back. That’s a great shame, he says, so he’s written his own book to honor the classic fantasy novel.