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Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary


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Professor Christian Kay, MA, AM, DipGenLing, University of Glasgow Professor Jane Roberts, MA, DPhil, DLitt, University of London Professor Michael Samuels, MA, DLitt, FRSE, formerly University of Glasgow Irene Wotherspoon, MA, MLitt, formerly University of Glasgow


An important work * William Baker *
The potential value of this work- its offerings to future researchers- is so huge that it is difficult at first to grasp its scope ... one of the most extraordinary and impressive scholarly projects of the past 50 years * Charlotte Brewer, The Review of English Studies *
A masterpiece. * Chriss Moss, Time Out Magazine *
An unprecedented resource. * Steven Poole, Saturday Guardian *
One-of-a-kind...this is a landmark achievement that all academics and large research libraries should own. * Library Journal, Issue 12/15 *
Historical novelists, historians of ideas, literary scholars will find these volumes indespensable. * David Wooton, TLS *
You could spend years browsing in this wonderful pasture. * Philip Pullman, The Guardian *
No one should even consider writing a historical novel without it there on the desk. * Philip Pullman, The Guardian *
No words of mine can express the magnificence of this monument to our huge and often beautiful language. * Elspeth Barker, Literary Review *
As one expects from Oxford, it is superbly designed. * Elspeth Barker, Literary Review *
This is what you call a proper reference tool, as well as an awesome tribute to the English language. * Christopher Hart, Sunday Times *
[A] magnificent, 4,000 page treasure chest. * Christopher Hart, Sunday Times *
The OED gave us individual trees, but never a sight of the whole forest or helpful pathways through it. The thesaurus does precisely that. * David Crystal *
Surely one of the most extraordinary books of reference ever compiled. * Sir Roy Strong *
A monumental feat of scholarship. * Henry Hitchings, The Daily Telegraph *
The 'Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary' will be outstanding and indispensable and so much fun! * Melvyn Bragg *
Finally the OED has a worthy counterpart. * Ammon Shea *
An addictive hoard for those who love words. * Jean Aitchison *
A word-lover's dream. * Barbara Kingsolver *
I can hardly imagine any reference book more valuable for the historical novelist. * Philip Pullman *

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