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Jane Austen and the Oxford English Dictionary

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Presented at Editors, Collaborators, and Readers: the OED session
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During the period in which the first edition of the OED was compiled, from the 1860s to 1928, it was unexceptionable to turn to great writers as a source of information on the history and development of the English language. In the words of W. D. Whitney, the distinguished Sanskritist and editor of the influential Century Dictionary (an early rival to OED), 'A great body of literary works of acknowledged merit and authority, in the midst of a people proud and fond of it, is an agent ...

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University of Oxford
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Hertford College
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