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  • Janet Croft
    http://www.jessesword.com/SF/sf_citations.shtml An interesting project, which needs the help of knowledgeable fans: This page is a pilot effort for the Oxford
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      http://www.jessesword.com/SF/sf_citations.shtml

      An interesting project, which needs the help of knowledgeable fans:

      "This page is a pilot effort for the Oxford English Dictionary
      <http://www.oed.com> , in which the words associated with a special
      field of interest are collected so that knowledgeable aficionados can
      help the OED find useful examples of these words. This, our first
      project, is science fiction literature.
      The OED aims to include all words that are frequently used in any field,
      and attempts to find the earliest example of every sense of every word
      it includes. For SF the OED needs earlier examples of terms it already
      includes, early examples of terms that have been slated for future
      inclusion, and any examples of terms that have not yet caught the
      editors' attention but are common in SF. Words used infrequently, words
      associated chiefly with a single author, or words so specialized that
      they are found only in a single subgenre, are not high priorities for
      inclusion. "
      Janet

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