Roy Harris, 1 December 1983
Show More A Dictionary of Mottoes by L.G. Pine.
Routledge, 303 pp., £9.95, October 1983, 9780710093394Show More
Newspeak: A Dictionary of Jargon by Jonathon Green.
Routledge, 263 pp., £9.95, October 1983, 0 7100 9685 2Show More
The Oxford Miniguide to English Usage by E.S.C. Weiner.
Oxford, 412 pp., £1.95, October 1983, 0 19 869127 0Show More
The Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English: Volume II by A.P. Cowrie, R. Mackin and I.R. McCaig.
Oxford, 685 pp., £12.50, October 1983, 0 19 431150 3Show More
A Dictionary of the Teenage Revolution and its Aftermath by Kenneth Hudson.
Macmillan, 203 pp., £12.95, October 1983, 0 333 28517 4Show More
A Dictionary of Catch-Phrases by Eric Partridge.
Routledge, 278 pp., £5.95, October 1983, 0 7100 9989 4Show More
“... Lexicographical apparatus, as Walter Ong recently reminded us in Orality and Literacy, was ‘a very late accretion to language as language’. It was also quite a profitable accretion for at least two classes of language-user: printers and publishers. It still is, to judge by the way dictionaries continue to proliferate. One gets the impression that the dictionary industry has rarely been in finer fettle since the invention of alphabetical order ...”