The 2008 edition of Dictionaries has been published and mailed to DSNA members.
“The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Tramlines: James Murray's legacy and the 1933 OED Supplement,” by Sara Ogilvie
“How the American Dialect Society Chooses Its Words of the Year,” by Wayne Glowka
Reference Works in Progress
“Arabic Lexical: Contributions to the English Language,” by Garland Cannon and Wyoma vanDuinkerken
Middle English Dictionary Plan and Bibliography, 2nd edition. Reviewed by Michael Adams
Johnson's and Webster's Verbal Examples With Special Reference to Exemplifying Usage in Dictionary Entries by Kusujiro Miyoshi. Reviewed by Sidney Landau
Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained. Reviewed by William Frawley Dictionary Visions, Research and Practice: Selected papers from the 12th International Symposium on Lexicography, Copenhagen 2004. Reviewed by Anatoly Liberman An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction by Anatoly Liberman. Reviewed by Allan Bomhard
The Last Word: The English Language, Opinions and Prejudices by Laurence Urdang. Reviewed by Erin McKean
The DSNA Award for 2009 has been presented to Paul Cook, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Mr. Cook is working on computational methods for identifying automatically the patterns of language in a given electronic text that surround its neologisms. Once refined, these methods could provide an excellent shortcut for lexicographers. This award is offered in memory of Laurence Urdang, who funded all previous winners.
For more information on the DSNA Award, click on the link in the sidebar.