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lexicographer

A person who writes dictionaries. See computer lexicographer.
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THERE was only one book in the childhood home of the man who became one of the finest lexicographers of the 20th century, defying death threats from the lunatic fringe, as he allowed the inclusion of new words, some vulgar or of a sexual tone, in the Oxford English Dictionary, of which he was chief editor between 1971 and `84.
Using what lexicographers call "corpus evidence" - written English culled from novels, reference books, magazines, newspapers and transcripts of the spoken word - every word in the language has been analysed to determine all its different shades of meaning.
Kipfer, a lexicographer and author, provides a guide to information and materials needed when doing archeological fieldwork, compiled in one volume that can be carried while in the field.
After an introduction surveying the many reasons that words might change meaning over the years and centuries, lexicographer Steinmetz cites in dictionary fashion English words that used to mean something different than they do now.
Kipfer is an archaeologist and lexicographer with two other archaeology compendia to her name (Encyclopedic dictionary of archaeology and The archaeologist's fieldwork companion).
She is a historical lexicographer and a publishing manager for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries.
In an evening of stories and conversation, Ian Redford (above) plays the eponymous man of letters - a poet, playwright, essayist, critic and lexicographer who was best known for his epic work on his dictionary A Dish Of Tea With Dr Johnson: Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt on Tuesday at 7.
Mahmud Kashgari was an 11th century Turkic scholar and lexicographer of Turkic languages who studied Turkic dialects of his time and wrote the first comprehensive dictionary of Turkic languages, the Diwanu l-Lugat al-Turk.
The work of a legal lexicographer, two law professors, and a law librarian, Lawtalk explores the origins and uses of popular law-related expressions.
America's first great lexicographer was clearly a busy fellow who believed in purposive activity, which included counting the houses in every town he visited.
AMBROSE BIERCE'S WRITE IT RIGHT: THE CELEBRATED CYNIC'S LANGUAGE PEEVES DECIPHERED, APPRAISED, AND ANNOTATED FOR 21ST CENTURY READERS comes from a popular online lexicographer with a talent for wit and satire: one Ambrose Bierce.
Acclaimed lexicographer Paul Dickson has compiled the first collection of new words and lexical curiosities originating from the White House beginning with George Washington through Barack Obama.