OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (6th edition)

ISBN : 9780199206872

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¥18,824
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Oxford Dictionaries
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Hardcover
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257 x 305 mm
刊行日
2007年09月

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・北米、英国、から南アフリカ、オーストラリア、ニュージーランド、カリブ諸国まで、あらゆる英語圏の国や地域で使用されている英語をカバー。60万以上におよぶ語句、フレーズ、語義を収録。
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  • Contains more than 600,000 words, phrases, and definitions, with coverage of language from the entire English-speaking world, from North America and the UK to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and the Caribbean
  • Fully updated with 2,500 new words and meanings based on the ongoing research programme of Oxford Dictionaries and the Oxford English Corpus
  • Contains all the vocabulary current in general English from 1700 to the present day, as well as earlier major literary works, including Shakespeare, Milton's poetry, the Authorized Version of the Bible, and Spenser's Faerie Queene
  • Excellent coverage of all types of English encompassing slang, dialect words, technical, historical, and literary terms, and rare and obsolete words
  • Contains over 80,000 quotations illustrating words in use throughout the centuries and thousands of newly discovered antedatings based on the ongoing research for the OED
  • A never-before-published, introductory essay by the eminent language commentator David Crystal on the History of English provides a stimulating insight into the development of the English language
  • Completely refreshed design and layout highlights the links between meanings and quotations for ease of use and aesthetic appeal

  

From the beginning, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary was intended to be an abridgement of the full Oxford English Dictionary. The first editor, William Little, was appointed in 1902. He worked on it until his death in 1922, after which the dictionary was completed by H. W. Fowler, Jessie Coulson, and C. T. Onions. The First Edition was published in 1933, in two volumes. 

The Second Edition, published in 1936, contained about 3,000 revisions and additions. The Third Edition (1944) contained an appendix of addenda and corrigenda, and this edition was reprinted several times with corrections and additions, the most significant being in 1973, with enlarged addenda (now running to over 70 pages) and a major revision of all the etymologies. 

The New Shorter was prepared under the editorship of Lesley Brown 1980-1993. It was the first complete revision of the dictionary, being in fact not so much an overhaul of the existing text as a reabridgement of the OED and its Supplements. The Fifth Edition was published in 2002, and reverted to the name Shorter Oxford English Dictionary to emphasize the link between this 2-volume dictionary and the original 20-volume OED. 

The Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary provides a complete update of this unique reference work. Based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the Oxford English Dictionary, is just one-tenth of the size, and includes all words in current English from 1700 to the present day, plus the vocabulary of Shakespeare, the Bible and other major works in English from before 1700. 

The new edition, with a new introductory essay by language expert David Crystal on the History of English, includes 2,500 new words and senses, plus thousands of antedatings of existing words, drawing on the huge ongoing research project for the Oxford English Dictionary and the wealth of information on language in use provided by the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the work includes many new quotations from recent authors, a refreshed design, and a complete review of spelling forms and defining vocabulary, making it the most authoritative reference work available for both modern and historical English. 

For scholars and everyone with a serious interest in the English language, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an unrivalled resource, providing a unique description of the historical development of the language together with excellent coverage of current English. The Sixth Edition showcases the best of the traditional strengths of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, while bringing it up to date in its scholarship and research, in the design and layout, and in its treatment of the changing face of English.

著者について: 

Paul Seaward is General Editor, with Martin Dzelzainis, of an Oxford edition of the complete works of Clarendon (forthcoming). He has edited Thomas Hobbes's Behemoth as part of the Clarendon edition of the works of Thomas Hobbes and has previously published The Cavalier Parliament and the Reconstruction of the Old Regime (CUP,1989) and The Restoration, 1660-1688 (Macmillan, 1990). He has been Director of the History of Parliament Trust, London, since 2001 and was previously a clerk in the House of Commons and held a research fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge.

"The new edition... has proved an authoritative, reliable, constantly surprising friend." - Mark Sanderson, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year

"It is thoughtful in its definitions, systematic in its arrangement. It will help the careful user of words to be rightly understood." - John Whale, TLS

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