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Tagged with “lexicography” (5)

  1. Geoff Nunberg On The Significance Of Language Wars : NPR

    Since the 1961 publication of the Third International Dictionary, people have debated the merits of dictionaries that describe language as it is and those that explain how it should be. Today the debate continues, but it doesn’t hold the same cultural significance as before, writes Geoff Nunberg.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/10/03/162221715/when-words-were-worth-fighting-over

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  2. Erin McKean redefines the 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.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_redefines_the_dictionary.html

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