Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
With Additional Material from a Thesaurus of Old English
ISBN10: 0199208999 ISBN13: 9780199208999 Contributors: Roberts, Jane (Editor); Samuels, Michael (Editor); Wotherspoon, Irene (Editor) Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Published: Nov 2 2009 Pages: 4448 Weight: 15.30lbs. Height: 12.00" Width: 9.50" Depth: 8.00" Language: English
A 40-year project in the making, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first historical thesaurus to include almost the entire vocabulary of English, from Old English to the present day. Conceived and compiled by the Department of English Language of the University of Glasgow, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is a groundbreaking analysis of the historical inventory of English, allowing users to find words connected in meaning throughout the history of the language.The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is a unique resource for word-lovers of all types-linguists and language specialists, historians, literary commentators, among others-as well as being a fascinating resource for everyone with an interest in the English language and its historical development. It is a perfect complement to the OED itself, allowing the words in the OED to be cross-referenced and viewed in wholly new ways.