Friday, 25 September 2009

From the people who brought you the OED...

Oxford University Press has produced the perfect companion to the Oxford English Dictionary. More than 40 years in the making, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary contains almost 800,000 meanings organised into more than 236,000 categories and subcategories.

It was produced by a team at the English Language Department of the University of Glasgow, and apparently one member of the team has been there from day one!

Volume 1 contains the thesaurus, which follows a unique thematic system of classification, with entries arranged in a comprehensive semantic hierarchy according to their meanings and volume 2 is the alphabetical index listing all the synonyms in Volume 1.

Stock is due in November and it will be available at the introductory price of $550 (usually $595). Click here to learn more about this superb publication and reserve your copy.

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