搬运书籍《OED的故事》[PDF扫描版]

71年编纂历程(1857—1928)

6任主编,超过1300名志愿阅读者(隐士,杀手,疯子……)

12巨册,15490页,414825个词条,1827306条引语

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OED(《牛津英语词典》,Oxford English Dictionary),最全面、最权威的英语词典。编纂始于1857年,旨在登录英语词汇的每一个词语,每一项语义,每一种用法,貌似一项不可能完成的任务。《OED的故事》动人地讲述了这一伟业的创造过程,带领读者审视英语闪光的历史,走进那被称为“缮写室”的丑陋铁皮小屋,会见人数众多的志愿者——从专心致力于词典编写的隐士菲茨爱德华•霍尔到经历了危险的疯狂、深沉的忧伤和最终救赎的W.C.迈纳,仔细品味编纂词典的欢乐与艰辛。

温切斯特关于编纂《牛津英语词典》第一版的历史像一本精彩的侦探故事,又像生动的人物群像。对每一位语言爱好者,都是一本必读书。

——《西雅图时报》

读这本书是一种愉悦。温切斯特的历史记述是关于一件事业的故事,让我们重新欣赏到维多利亚时代智力的活跃与胆识。

——《华盛顿时报》

下载链接:OED的故事.7z (21.8 MB)

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Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
https://book.douban.com/subject/4020433/
这套书是解读OED的最佳工具,两卷,一引索一正文,规模之大,研究之深,值得一看。

A 40-year project in the making, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first historical thesaurus to include almost the entire vocabulary of English, from Old English to the present day. Conceived and compiled by the Department of English Language of the University of Glasgow, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is a groundbreaking analysis of the historical inventory of English, allowing users to find words connected in meaning throughout the history of the language.

  • The largest thesaurus resource in the world, covering more than 920,000 words and meanings, based on the Oxford English Dictionary

  • The very first historical thesaurus to be compiled for any of the world’s languages

  • Synonyms listed with dates of first recorded use in English, in chronological order, with earliest synonyms first

  • For obsolete words, the Thesaurus also includes last recorded use of word

  • Uses a specially devised thematic system of classification

  • Comprehensive index enables complete cross-referencing of nearly one million words and meanings

  • Contains a comprehensive sense inventory of Old English

  • Includes a free fold-out color chart which shows the top levels of the classification structure

  • Made up of two volumes: The main text, comprising numbers sections for semantic categories, and the index, comprising a full A-Z look up of nearly one million lexical items

The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is a unique resource for word-lovers of all types-linguists and language specialists, historians, literary commentators, among others-as well as being a fascinating resource for everyone with an interest in the English language and its historical development. It is a perfect complement to the OED itself, allowing the words in the OED to be cross-referenced and viewed in wholly new ways.

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不知道能否抓取网页,随缘了。

再附OED主编 John Simpson 写的书 The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

以及关于HT的书 Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

兄台有时间的时候可随手写写几句HT使用心得哈

看看《OED的故事》,对更好地使用OED会有很大帮助。

真的猛人,敢于直接用 OED