Oxford English Dictionaryhttps://login.proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/oed
Oxford English DictionaryCompleted during 1880’s-1920’s.414,000 entries and 1.8 million quotationsFeatures: etymology/word origins, quotes of early usesof words in the literature. Example: brouhaha : [a. F. brouhaha (15th c. in Littré).] A commotion, a to-do, a ‘sensation’; hubbub, uproar.1890 O. W. HOLMES Over Teacups v. 94, I enjoy thebrouhaha..of all this quarrelsome menagerie of noise-making machines.Gaps: proper names, specialized scientific words –primarily has a literary focus. http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/oed
Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first used the word “Sequoia” for trees?• what does a “pince-nez” look like?
DAREDictionary of American Regional English:multi-volumes in print (most academiclibraries will have it); 100 entries are nowavailable online as an example of thecontent: http://dare.wisc.edu/?q=node/163
Creating the DARE Dictionary: Chuck Wagon Etiquettehttp://dare.wisc.edu/?q=node/206
Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first used the word “Sequoia” for trees?• what does a “pince nez” look like?
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Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources Where can I find: • quotes about war? • another word for “fussy”? • all Shakespeare quotes using the word ‘cheese’?
Bartlett’s QuotationsA quotation entry - From the Index under “stick” -
ConcordancesShakespeare Concordance, BibleConcordance, etc. - Shakespeare Rhymezone http://www.rhymezone.com/shakespeare/
Evaluating Dictionaries Size and Coverage Features and Content• Unabridged – largest, • Spelling variants over 250,000 words, • Pronunciations attempt at completeness • Word origins (etymology)• Semi-abridged • Examples of usage (collegiate) – btw 130,000 and 250,000 words, desk- • Part of speech (adj, noun) sized; colleges • Run ons (handled• Abridged (pocket) – separately or not? 55,000 to 130,000 words, Master, masterful, -ly) often scaled down from a • Phrases as well as words larger work; used in home (“kicked the bucket”) or office • Synonyms and antonyms • Illustrations
Resources on Words• Dictionaries – meanings, pronunciation, etymology, illustrations• Thesauri – synonyms, antonyms and related words• Quotations – famous sayings in history & literature• Style Manuals – grammar and usage• Concordances – where to find words in a text
Examples of Word SourcesVisual Dictionaries Subject Dictionaries• Facts on File Visual • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Dictionary• Dictionary of Symbols • Grove’s Dictionary of Music• Reader’s Digest • Grove’s Dictionary of Art Illustrated Reverse Words, Quotes, StyleSpecial Purposes • Roget’s Thesaurus• Acronyms, Initialisms & • Turabian Manual of Style Abbreviations Dictionary • Bartlett’s Quotations
Next Due Dates• Mon, Oct 8: Question Set (email to instructor) Answering each question with 3 different sources: web, index, books/bibliographic• Mon, Oct 15: IPL2 Question #1 (first “real user” question