Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Great Regulars: An eminent former editor of the

Oxford English Dictionary covertly deleted thousands of words because of their foreign origins and bizarrely blamed previous editors, according to claims in a book published this week.

Robert Burchfield's efforts to rewrite the dictionary have been uncovered by Sarah Ogilvie, a linguist, lexicographer and former editor on the OED.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Former OED editor covertly deleted thousand of words, book claims


The choice of the Chinese writer Mo Yan as the winner of this year's Nobel prize for literature is "a slap in the face for all those working for democracy and human rights", according to the author Herta Müller, who won the Nobel in 2009.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Mo Yan's Nobel nod a 'catastrophe', says fellow laureate Herta Müller


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