The Road to the OED: A History of English-Language Dictionaries

Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library announces an upcoming exhibition!

The Road to the OED: A History of English-Language Dictionaries

Join Rare Books and Special Collections on a journey through the history of English-language dictionaries. This exhibition will explore how lexicographers of the past built on the work of their predecessor (or stole from them, depending on how you look at it), each advance bringing us further down the path that eventually culminated in the Oxford English Dictionary, “a monumental achievement, without parallel in the English language and in few others.”

November 7—December 24, 2013

The exhibition will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Rare Books and Special Collections on the first floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at 604 822-2521 or rare.books@ubc.ca.

The Road to the OED: A History of English-Language Dictionaries

The Road to the OED: A History of English-Language Dictionaries

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  1. UBC’s Dictionary Exhibit, The Road to the OED | GRF Antiquarian

    […] Collections in the Irving K Barber Centre to see the latest exhibit in the Reading Room: “The Road to the OED: A History of the English-Language Dictionaries.”  I highly recommend the exhibit to anyone lexicographically […]

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