A question about the OED (1879/1883)
- Good morning to all,I have a question about the New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (i.e. the OED). According to Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull's Reader's Guide, p. 725, the first fascicle (A-Ant) was published in 1879, while Gilliver, Marshall & Weiner (The Ring of Words) mention 1884. Does anyone know where I could find a confirmation of the exact date ?thanks in advance,best wishes,Vincent Ferré
Université Paris XIII
Littérature générale et comparée
- Well, Vivien Stocker has just replied and pointed this URL : http://www.oed.com/public/oedhistoryApparently, it is 1884.best wishes,Vincent
- How it began 1857: The Philological Society of London calls for a new English Dictionary
- More work than they thought 1884: Five years into a proposed ten-year project, the editors reach ant
- One step at a time 1884-1928: The Dictionary is published in fascicles
- Keeping it current 1933-1986: Supplements to the OED
- Making it modern 1980s: The Supplements are integrated with the OED to produce its Second Edition
- Into the electronic age 1992: The first CD-ROM version of the OED is published
- The future has begun The present: The OED is now being fully revised, with new material published in parts online
Well, Vivien Stocker has just replied and pointed this URL : http://www.oed.com/public/oedhistory
Apparently, it is 1884.
We'll make a correction in the next round of addenda and corrigenda. 1879 is when Murray and OUP became involved in the dictionary project.
Wayne & Christina