UBC Rare Books and Special Collections – The Road to the OED: A History of the English-Language Dictionaries

Curated by SLAIS student Chelsea Shriver.

November 7—December 31, 2013
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Rare Books and Special Collections, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
University of British Columbia

Join Rare Books and Special Collections on a journey through the history of English-language dictionaries. This exhibition will explore how lexicographers of the past built on the work of their predecessor (or stole from them, depending on how you look at it), each advance bringing us further down the path that eventually culminated in the Oxford English Dictionary, “a monumental achievement, without parallel in the English language and in few others.”

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at 604 822-2521 or rare.books@ubc.ca.


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