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Decolonising the dictionary; narratives of history and empire in the OED

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Presented at Cultural and Historical Lexicography session
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A Dictionary, stated Richard Chenevix Trench in 1857, is the history of a nation contemplated from one point of view. Over the long history of the OED, however, configurations of nation -- and attendant readings of history -- have changed significantly, necessitating a complex renegotiation of the 'point of view' adopted within a range of entries. This paper will examine some of the historical narratives which come to be embedded within the reading (and rereading) of Empire over different edi...

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University of Oxford
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Pembroke College
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English
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2011-02-16

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