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The Resource The word detective : a life in words : from serendipity to selfie, John Simpson

The word detective : a life in words : from serendipity to selfie, John Simpson

Label
The word detective : a life in words : from serendipity to selfie
Title
The word detective
Title remainder
a life in words : from serendipity to selfie
Statement of responsibility
John Simpson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1953-
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Simpson, J. A.
Dewey number
  • 422
  • 422
  • 422
  • 422
  • 422
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Languages
Label
The word detective : a life in words : from serendipity to selfie, John Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2016
  • Radio tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780349141008
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780349141008
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The word detective : a life in words : from serendipity to selfie, John Simpson
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2016
  • Radio tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780349141008
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780349141008
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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