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Accounts of (or publications on or for) OED by the lexicographers themselves
  • Bradley, Henry, 1884. 'A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (First Notice)', The Academy, 25, 105-6
  • Burchfield, R. W., 1958. 'O.E.D. A New Supplement', The Periodical, 32.261, 229-31
  • —— 1969. 'O.E.D. Supplement: A Dymaxion Exercise', Oxford Magazine, 68-9
  • —— 1972. 'Four-Letter Words and the OED', TLS, 13 October
  • —— 1973. 'Data Collecting and Research', Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 211, 99-103
  • —— 1974. 'The Treatment of Controversial Vocabulary in the Oxford English Dictionary', Transactions of the Philological Society, 1-28
  • —— 1975. 'The Art of the Lexicographer', Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 349-65
  • —— 1980. 'Aspects of Short-Term Historical Lexicography', in Proceedings of the Second International Round Table Conference on Historical Lexicography, ed. W. Pijnenburg and F. de Tollenaere. Dordrecht: Foris, 271-9, 280-6
  • —— 1984. 'The End of an Innings But Not the End of the Game', Incorporated Linguist, 23, 114-19
  • —— 1987. 'The Supplement to the Oxford Dictionary: The End of the Alphabet', in Dictionaries of English, ed. Richard W. Bailey. Boston and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 11-21 [published Cambridge 1989 and quoted here from that edition]
  • —— 1989. Unlocking the English Language. London: Faber & Faber
  • —— and Hans Aarsleff, 1988. The 'Oxford English Dictionary' and the State of the Language. Washington: Library of Congress
  • Coleridge, Herbert, 1860. Letter to Richard Chenevix Trench, Appendix to 'On Some Deficiencies in Our English Dictionaries'
  • —— 1861. An Alphabetical List of English Words occurring in the Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; and forming a Basis of Comparison for the Use of Contributors to the New English Dictionary of the Philological Society. Part I. –A to D. London: Emily Faithful
  • —— 1860-1. 'On the Exclusion of Certain Words from a Dictionary', Transactions of the Philological Society, 37-44
  • Coleridge, Herbert, and F. J. Furnivall, 1861. The Philological Society's New English Dictionary. Basis of Comparison. Third Period. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Part II. – E to L. Hertford: Stephen Austin
  • —— 1862. The Philological Society’s New English Dictionary. Basis of Comparison. Third Period. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Part III. – M to Z. Hertford: Stephen Austin
  • Craigie, W. A., [1919]. 'New Dictionary Schemes Presented to the Philological Society, 4th April 1919'. Transactions of the Philological Society, 1925-30 (1931): 6-11
  • Durkin, Philip, 1999. 'Root and Branch: Revising the Etymological Component of the OED'. Transactions of the Philological Society, 97: 1-49
  • —— 2002. 'Changing Documentation in the Third Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: Sixteenth-Century Vocabulary as a Test Case', in Teresa Fanego and others, eds, Sounds, Words, Texts and Change: Selected Papers from 11 ICHEL. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 65-81
  • Gilliver, Peter, 1995. 'At the Wordface: J. R. R. Tolkien's Work on the Oxford English Dictionary', in Proceedings of the Tolkien Centenary Conference 1992 (Mythlore, 80; Mallorn, 33), ed. Patricia Reynolds and Glen H. GoodKnight. Milton Keynes and Altadena, 173-86. Partially reproduced at http://dictionary.oed.com/newsletters/2002-06/tolkien.html [accessed 12 April 2005]
  • —— 2000. 'Appendix II: OED Personalia', in Mugglestone 2000a, pp. 232-52
  • —— 2002. 'J. R. R. Tolkien and the OED', OED News (June); available at http://dictionary.oed.com/newsletters/2002-06/tolkien.html [accessed 12 April 2005]
  • —— 2004. '"That Brownest of Brown Studies": The Work of the Editors and In-House Staff of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1903', Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 25, 44-64. Click here for a postprint version posted with permission of the author and publisher
  • Murray, J. A. H., 1879a. An Appeal to the English-Speaking and English-Reading Public in Great Britain, America and the Colonies. 3 edns. Oxford: Clarendon Press. All three editions (April 1879, June 1879, and January 1880) are reproduced on the archive section of OED Online  at http://www.oed.com/public/archived/archived-documents [accessed 14 February 2011]
  • —— 1879b. 'Eighth Annual Address of the President to the Philological Society', Transactions of the Philological Society (1877-9), 561-86
  • —— 1880. 'Ninth Annual Address of the President to the Philological Society', Transactions of the Philological Society (1880-1), 117-74
  • —— 1884a. 'List of Readers and Books Read by them for the Dictionary, 1879-1884, with Approximate Number of Quotations Supplied', Transactions of the Philological Society (1882-4), 601-42
  • —— 1884b. 'Thirteenth Annual Address of the President to the Philological Society', Transactions of the Philological Society (1882-4), 501-600
  • —— 1892. 'Report on the Progress of the Philological Society's New English Dictionary', Transactions of the Philological Society (1891-4), 268-78
  • —— 1900. The Evolution of English Lexicography. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Romanes Lecture
  • —— 1911. [Memories of F. J. Furnivall], in Munro 1911, pp. 122-35
  • Onions, C. T., 1928a. 'How the Dictionary is Made', The Periodical, 13 (143), 15-17. Reproduced here
  • —— 1928b. 'Report on the Society's Dictionary', Transactions of the Philological Society (1925-30), 1-5
  • [OUP staff, probably Bradley, Craigie and Onions], 1916. The Oxford Dictionary. A Brief Account. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 16-page pamphlet
  • [Philological Society], 1859Proposal for a Publication of a New English Dictionary by the Philological Society. London: Trübner. Reproduced here
  • Philological Society, [1860]. Canones Lexicographi; or Rules to be Observed in Editing the New English Dictionary. [London]
  • Silva, Penny, 2005. 'Johnson and the OED', International Journal of Lexicography, 18, 231-42; available at the IJL's website at http://tinyurl.com/9acjn [accessed 11 November 2005]
  • Simpson, John, 1999. 'Editing the OED: Beyond Completion', in A. Moerdijk and R. Tempelaars, eds, Van A tot Z en Verder?: Lezingen bij de Voltooiing van het WNT. Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers; Antwerp: Standaard, 53-72
  • —— 2004a. 'The OED and Collaborative Research into the History of English', Anglia, 122, 185-208. Click here for a preprint version posted with permission of the author and publisher
  • Simpson, John, Edmund Weiner, and Philip Durkin, 2004b. 'The Oxford English Dictionary Today', Transactions of the Philological Society, 102, 335-81. Click here for a postprint version posted with permission of the authors and Blackwell Publishing
  • —— 2004c. 'Will the Oxford English Dictionary be more "European" after its first comprehensive revision since its first edition of 1884-1928?', Miscelánea: a Journal of English and American Studies Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universidad de Zaragoza, 29: 59-74. Click here for PDF
  • —— 2008. 'Why is the OED so small?' Nell'officina del dizionario: Atti del Convegno Internazionale organizzato dall'Istituto di Cultura Lussemburgo (Band 19: Romanische Sprachen und ihre Didaktik), ed. S. Vanvolsem and L. Lepschy. Stuttgart, ibidem-Verlag: 113-29
  • Weiner, Edmund, 1994. 'Local history and lexicography', The Local Historian 24, 164-73
  • —— 1997. 'The Use of Non-Literary Manuscript Texts for the Study of Dialect Lexis', in Englishes around the World, ed. E. W. Schneider. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 235-53
  • —— 2000a. 'Medieval Multilingualism and the Revision of the OED', in D. A. Trotter, ed., Multilingualism in Later Medieval Britain. Woodbridge: Brewer, 169-74
  • —— 2000b. 'The Language of Probate Inventories', in Tom Arkell, Nesta Evans, and Nigel Goose, eds, When Death Do Us Part. Oxford: Leopard's Head Press, 255-67
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