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⇫ Read Kindle [ The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary ] ⪏ PDF Author John Simpson ⪟ ⇫ Read Kindle [ The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary ] ⪏ PDF Author John Simpson ⪟ Booklist, starred reviewSimpsons memoir features entertaining, culturally revealing stories of many curious words, phrases, and roots Although scholars and librarians will be particularly interested in the OED history, all readers can enjoy Simpsons sincere and lively memoir.Publishers WeeklySimpson gracefully weaves into his memoir little definitions of words, providing examples of the work of a lexicographer Simpsons vibrant and inspiring memoir gives us a glimpse into life as detective in the realm of words.Kirkus ReviewsSimpson makes his literary debut with a delightful chronicle of his 40 year career among fellow lexicographers as the dictionary went through the long, painstaking processes of updating, revising, and digitizing its gargantuan number of entries Unassuming, sly, and often very funny A captivating celebration of a life among words.Roanoke TimesThis easily read and enjoyable memoir could be a chapbook for employees and volunteers who want to accomplish the new in the face of opposition by the guardians of the old.Balti Sun, word blog You Dont SayA genial memoir.Wall Street Journal The memoir of a lexicographer doesnt sound like an enticing prospect Johnsons famous definition of lexicographer a harmless drudge that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words , but Mr Simpson pulls it off An engaging memoirGuardianA sustained and sincere reflection on what it means to make a dictionary the toil, the puzzles, the costs and the profits.New York Times Book ReviewA charmingly full, frank and humorous account of a career dedicated to rigorous lexicographic rectitudeIt is astonishing that anyone could have done this taxing job, without a break, for over 35 years Simpson is an absolute hero.New CriterionThe excitement of lexicography is of a different kind, and the book does a splendid job conveying it Cleverly, throughout, he has scattered definitions of words marked in bold that have some relevance for his story and in the process provides mini lessons on how English has developed through the ages.Literary ReviewAn irresistibly wry account of the OEDs last forty years.Language Hat Simpson is lively company, and anyone interested in the OED will want this book.David Crystal, author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English LanguageA perfect title According to the OED, a Sherlock is someone who investigates mysteries or shows great perceptiveness This aptly summarizes Sherlock Simpson, who tells the inside story of how that great dictionary has come to be written, illustrated by illuminating and sometimes daring word histories, and grounded in an engaging and moving autobiography Anyone fascinated by words and their history will love this informative and revealing memoir We don t normally associate dictionaries with drama This will change your mind.Erin McKean, founder, Wordnik.comJohn Simpson s Word Detective is a warm, wry, and thoroughly engrossing memoir of what a life in lexicography truly entails, with plenty of time to stop and look at some of the words he s encountered along the way.Donald Knuth, Stanford Universityblurb bl b , v intr slang orig U.S To commend a newly published book.blurber bl b r , sb See prec One who blurbs.Philip Pullman, author of His Dark MaterialsI enjoyed this book immensely John Simpson is an engaging narrator, and the story he tells is full of interest for anyone who has a fascination for words, their origins, their meanings, the way we use them The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the great wonders of the world, and to have the story of how the great vessel that was launched in the nineteenth century was brought up to date and set sailing confidently on the digital seas of the twenty first told by its chief editor is a great treat The narrative is interspersed with mini essays on words that have caught Simpsons attention they show very vividly the sort of close knowledge and affectionate curiosity that make the great dictionary far than just another reference book.Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the MadmanThere is a poignant and unanticipated counterpoint to John Simpsons fine memoir of his time at the OEDfor while his majestic dictionary was during his tenure undergoing changes of the profoundest kind, he and his family were dealing with a personal challenge that places all his lexicographic achievements in the most human of contexts This is a wonderful book, thenbut on two levels, both equally revealing, intimate and true.PopMatters Simpson writes with easeful grace, employing a humorous and conversational tone saturated with characteristically British self awareness Additionally, Simpson packs his narration with explanatory asides and parenthetical insertions, and renders his memories with lighthearted charm Simpsons recollections sparkle with immediacy and relatability Unlike the executives at the Press or the Oxford dons with frightening credentials, Simpson retains his everyman sensibilities, and keeps the focus of the Dictionary and his memoir on what really matters the words Those sympathetic to the OEDs cause, as well as Simpsons reviled lovers of words, will also find his divagations into the English language entertaining and stimulating.Steven Pinker, and author of The Language Instinct and The Sense of StylePeople think of dictionaries as oracles that channel eternal verities about The Language In fact they are the handiwork of mortals who deliberate about how to make sense of the creative brainchildren and viral fads of hundreds of millions of wordsmiths The Word Detective is a delightful and revealing look at the human side of dictionaries, with insights galore about the nature of language And why does the adjective galore come after the noun Bryan A Garner, author of Garner s Modern English Usage and chief editor of Black s Law DictionaryJohn Simpson has written a humane, poignant, wry account of his years at work on the Oxford English Dictionary Word lovers will relish it.Frank Delaney, novelist and broadcasterCan delight be sheer Can enjoyment be rich The Oxford English Dictionary on my shelves very proud possession sighs now and then as though looking for worthy company It need be wistful no John Simpson, whose distinguished work came to inform those twenty volumes when he was chief editor, has written one of the loveliest, most engaging, most informing, humorously dry, and alluring companion books ever to serve the English language When my envy has come under control I shall buyfor my nightstanda second copy of The Word Detective And yes, it is full of sheer delight and rich enjoyment.John Simpson is the former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, where he helped take the dictionary online John is an emeritus fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and writes and researches widely on lexical, literary, and historical issues He now lives in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. 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    • The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary
    • 4.3
    • 574
    • Kindle
    • 385 pages
    • John Simpson
    • English
    • 02 June 2016

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