The New World of English Words

Time to hit the road…The Road to the OED!

A new exhibition, The Road to the OED: A History of English-Language Dictionaries, is now up in Rare Books and Special Collections! This exhibition features work done by seven students from the course English 320: History of the English Language. For this class, Professor Laurel Brinton asked each student to select one dictionary from the […]

The Oxford English Dictionary, the Grimm Brothers, and Miley Cyrus

The Oxford English Dictionary, the Grimm Brothers, and Miley Cyrus

Please join us for a talk sponsored by Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library. The Oxford English Dictionary, the Grimm Brothers, and Miley Cyrus On the Changing Expectations of the OED: Past, Present and (Possible) Futures Stefan Dollinger, assistant professor of English language at the University of British Columbia and editor-in-chief of The […]

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

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 […]