The Joy of Lexicography

Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography
TED2007, Mar 2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_redefines_the_dictionary

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Collocations Dictionary

“[a] collocation is an expression consisting of two or more words that correspond to some conventional way of saying things” (Manning & Schütze 1999: 151)
Morphosemantics, constructions, algorithmic typology and parallel texts
September 20, 2012
http://www.ling.su.se/polopoly_fs/1.104258.1350040270!/menu/standard/file/Morphosemantics-Waelchli-2012-9.pdf

Oxford Learner’s Dictinary
http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/wordlist/english/usage_notes/UsageNoteList_Collocations

http://www.ozdic.com

JustTheWord
http://www.just-the-word.com

Grammar quizzes > Collocations
Frankfurt International School
http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/choose/colloc1.htm

The English Grammar Guide
http://egg.ust.hk
The purpose of the English Grammar Guide is to help you improve your English accuracy, fluency, style and pronunciation and to help you understand the rules of English grammar.

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/nltk-word_tokenize

When Words Were Worth Fighting Over

When Words Were Worth Fighting Over
by Geoff Nunberg
October 03, 2012
http://www.npr.org/2012/10/03/162221715/when-words-were-worth-fighting-over

The New York Times warned that it would accelerate the deterioration of the language.

debates about language are always proxy wars.
They’re the dream work of culture, the play within a play, where social anxieties are staged as soap opera.
When you hear people keening histrionically about the confusion of “like” and “as,” you can safely assume there’s something more going on.

David Skinner understands that it takes some cultural background to explain why “so many sane and distinguished persons could see a dictionary as representing the end of the world.” True, for a lot of those people, attacking the Third was simply a way of asserting their own claims to refinement.

Nowadays, a dictionary entry is about as hard to come by as a Facebook profile.

Since the time of Webster’s Third, people have been framing usage issues as a pseudo-philosophical dispute between “descriptivist” and “prescriptivist” views of language, the one telling it like it is and the other telling it like it ought to be.

all the old distinctions have been effaced — between high and low, formal and casual, print and oral, public and private.

Where do you locate the mainstream of English in the flood of words that pours in over all the different screens in our lives? It’s not a stream at all, just a limitless ocean of yammer. Even with their modern tools, you have to feel for the lexicographers who are out there trying to sift through it all.

we still cling to the idea that a dictionary entry confers official recognition on a word.
When the OED announced that it would be including texting abbreviations like “LOL,” The New York Times praised it for “an affirmation of the plasticity of the English language.”

Scientific Areas of Study

Scientific Areas of Study
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/thesaurus-category/american/Scientific-areas-of-study

– aerodynamics

– aeronautics

– anatomy

– astronomy

– astrophysics

– …

related:
http://wordfinder.yourdictionary.com

http://oaadonline.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us

https://elt.oup.com/catalogue/items/global/dictionaries/oxford_advanced_learners_dictionary_8th_edition

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary

Mark Forsyth: People have begun ‘twerking’ which is terrible
BookD Podcast. October 22, 2014
https://soundcloud.com/bookdpodcast/lucy-mangan-mark-forsyth-final

The Dictionary of Genomics, …
2015
https://books.google.com/books?id=0pehCQAAQBAJ

http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
You followed a malformed link to our site. These kind of snafus happen.

APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms (2015 Update)
Eleventh Edition released June 15, 2007
http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/thesaurus.aspx

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