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NEW JOB POSTING 📣 Want to work on Oxford's world-renowned dictionaries? We're looking for a new Pronunciations Editor to perform a wide range of phonetic editorial work! Learn more about the role, and apply here:jobs.oup.com/uk/jobs/vacanc…5p
Want to know what it's like working on the OED? We are delighted with this fascinating article by @pippa_bailey in @NewStatesman, in which our editors reveal stories surrounding the history, evolution, and people of the OED: newstatesman.com/long-reads/202…
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Do you love language and want to join our technical team? We’re looking for a Language Data Development Manager to help us develop products such as the @OED, and to drive innovation in language technology. Learn more about the role, and apply here: jobs.oup.com/uk/jobs/vacanc…
Do you love language and want to join our technical team? We’re looking for a Language Data Development Manager to help us develop products such as the Oxford English Dictionary, and to drive innovation in language technology. Learn more about the role: jobs.oup.com/uk/jobs/vacanc…
NEW JOB POSTING 📣 Want to work on Oxford's world-renowned dictionaries? We're looking for a new Pronunciations Editor to perform a wide range of phonetic editorial work! Learn more about the role, and apply >jobs.oup.com/uk/jobs/vacanc…58
Want to learn more about the paid summer placement positions we have available in our Editorial team? Here, Lucy and Suzy (our 2021 interns) reflect on their time at Oxford Languages – discussing what they learned, and how it will help them in the future: public.oed.com/blog/oxford-la…
Interested in gaining more experience in English language research and lexicography? At Oxford Languages, we have openings for 2 paid virtual summer placements to join our Editorial team! Learn more about the roles, and how to apply here: public.oed.com/blog/ol-summer…
Looking to gain valuable experience in English language research and lexicography? At Oxford Languages, we have 2 paid summer placement positions available in our Editorial team! Sound interesting? Here's more information about the role and how to apply: public.oed.com/blog/ol-summer…
Don't forget to join us for #OWES2022, where experts from around the world will share their research findings, experiences, and insights about World Englishes to explore innovative approaches to the creation of lexical resources. Reserve your place > events.oup.com/series/oxford-…
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Why is it important for dictionaries to document minoritized varieties of English? In this clip, @dialect_rosie explains! To learn more about this and other World English topics, sign up to attend the Oxford World English Symposium 2022 #OWES2022: events.oup.com/series/oxford-…
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Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at 5PM (GMT) for a free presentation on the OED’s documentation of minoritized varieties of English and supporting resources. Learn more about what our panel of experts will discuss, and sign up here: bigmarker.com/oup-academic-m…
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Today, we're proud to announce the launch of the OED Varieties of English page, where you can find free to view resources such as blog content, webinars, teaching resources, and pronunciation information - all with a focus on World Englishes. Learn more: public.oed.com/varieties-of-e…
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How and why did words like BENCH develop new meanings? Questions like this are at the heart of historical semantics, yet they have historically been challenging to answer. Here, @lauren_forman discusses semantic transfer and the OED: public.oed.com/blog/semantic-…
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Do you have an interest in the history of text production? We are looking for two Bibliographical Researchers to undertake freelance work on the OED’s quotation evidence, starting in January 2022. LEARN MORE > public.oed.com/blog/oed-bibli…
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Do you have an interest in the history of text production? We are looking for two Bibliographical Researchers to undertake freelance work on the OED’s quotation evidence, starting in January 2022. LEARN MORE > public.oed.com/blog/oed-bibli…
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On 22nd November, join OED World English Editor Danica Salazar at the “Language in the Time of Pandemic” symposium, organized by the Migration Linguistics Unit at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Learn more about the event and reserve your place > migrationlinguistics.info/?fbclid=IwAR2G…
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With discussions surrounding the climate crisis ever-increasing, this year we embarked on a project to broaden and review the OED's coverage of vocabulary related to climate change and sustainability. Learn more about the unique October update to the OED: public.oed.com/blog/the-oed-o…
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Word of the Year 2021: Although "vax" was first used in the 1990s, it was a relatively rare word in our corpus until this year, when it shot up in frequency. By September, it was over 72 times more frequent than at the same time last year: languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
ICYMI: Based on the analysis of lexical data over the past year, we announced that the Oxford Word of the Year 2021 is... 'vax'. Download our "language of vaccines" report for the full story on why this word was chosen: languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
SHOT remains the word of choice in the US. But, because “shot” has many different meanings, rather than compare the frequency of this word on its own in the UK and US, it is more meaningful to compare its use in a common phrase “to get the shot/jab”: languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
Despite the increased usage of “jab” in the US, it is still predominantly a British term. Data from the Oxford Monitor Corpus of English shows the comparison between the UK and US: languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
Although JAB is thought of as a British term, according to @OED, “jab” meaning “an injection with a hypodermic needle” started out as an American colloquialism. There is evidence in our data that shows an increase in usage in the US, over the last year: languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
The word VACCINE more than doubled in frequency between September 2020 and September 2021 in the Oxford Monitor Corpus of English; even more pronounced was the increase in usage of VACCINATE and VACCINATION over the same period: languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
“In monopolising our discourse, it’s clear the language of vaccines is changing how we talk — and think — about public health, community, and ourselves.” (3/3) languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
“… revealing how vax sat at the centre of our preoccupations this year. The evidence was everywhere, from dating apps (vax 4 vax) and pent-up frustrations (hot vax summer) to academic calendars (vaxx to school) and bureaucratic operations (vax pass).” (2/3)
President of Oxford Languages, @caspergrathwohl on our Word of the Year: “When reviewing the language evidence, ‘vax’ stood out as an obvious choice. The word’s dramatic spike in usage caught our attention first. Then we ran the analysis and a story started to emerge…” (1/3)
Although "vax" is more common than "vaxx", inflected forms are usually written with a double “x”, for example: VAXXED rather than VAXED. languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
There is some variation in the spelling of VAX verses VAXX, but the form with one “x” is more common. languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
Although the word dates back to the 1990s, VAX was a relatively rare word in the Oxford Monitor Corpus of English until this year, when it shot up in frequency: by September it was over 72 times more frequent than at the same time last year. languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye…
Download our full report into the “language of vaccines” for the full story: pages.oup.com/ol/word-of-the…
The Oxford Word of The Year 2021 is… ‘vax’. Learn more about why this word was chosen: languages.oup.com/word-of-the-ye… #WOTY2021
With discussions surrounding the climate crisis ever-increasing, this year we embarked on a project to broaden and review the OED's coverage of vocabulary related to climate change and sustainability. Learn more about the unique October update to the OED: public.oed.com/blog/the-oed-o…
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In episodes 9 and 10 of #TheClimateConnection podcast series, our editors shared some of their favourite climate-related words, including DEGROWTH, MORBIQUE, GREENWASH, and MONKEYWRENCH. Learn more about each word, here: bit.ly/3hZXbxZ
Episode 10 of #TheClimateConnection is now available on all your favourite platforms! The final Green Glossary looks at two more words which we haven’t had the opportunity to look at elsewhere in the series, GREENWASH and MORBIQUE: teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climat…
In episode 8 of #TheClimateConnection series, @OED Science Editor Trish Stewart discusses the term FOSSIL FUEL, and how its meaning has changed throughout history: public.oed.com/blog/climate-c…
In collaboration with lexicographers at the Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, OED editors took on an ambitious project to revise and expand our coverage of Caribbean English – the results of which can now be viewed as part of the OED September update: public.oed.com/blog/a-carniva…
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BANTS, GHOSTING, and LOVE LOCKS are now in the Oxford English Dictionary! More than 700 new words, senses, phrases, and compounds have been included in the September update to the OED – learn more about our latest additions, here: public.oed.com/blog/the-oed-s…
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Episode 9 of #TheClimateConnection is now available on all your favourite platforms! In the penultimate Green Glossary, our team share some of their favourite climate-related words which they haven’t had a chance to discuss in the series so far: teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climat…
Episode 8 of #TheClimateConnection is now available on all your favourite platforms! In this week's Green Glossary, we focus on the etymology of “fossil fuel”, and consider the process of “register shift” (how the meaning of words can change over time): teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climat…
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Episode 7 of #TheClimateConnection is now available on all your favourite platforms! In this week's Green Glossary, we discuss climate vocabulary in languages other than English, such as flygskam (Swedish), Heißzeit (German) and lonu gan’du (Dhivevi): teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climat…
In the 6th episode of #TheClimateConnection series, @OED World English Editor Danica Salazar examines the Māori word "kaitiakitanga" and how it's used in the English language. Here's a summary of what to expect in the podcast's Green Glossary segment: public.oed.com/blog/climate-c…
Have you ever wondered what OED lexicographers do day-to-day? Here, Senior Editor Fiona McPherson answers some FAQs about being a New Words Editor: public.oed.com/blog/meet-the-…
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'Global schooling': In #TheClimateConnection Ep6, Asha Alexander (@ashex16), Rose Aylett (@iatefl_gisig) & Beccy Wrigglesworth (@IHWorld) share ideas about promoting climate literacy in ELT. We hear from a school in Croatia doing just this, & @OxLanguages explain 'Kaitiakitanga'.
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In the fifth episode of #TheClimateConnection series, @OED Editor Rosamund Ions discusses the short history of the term "carbon footprint". Here's a brief snippet of what to expect in the podcast's "Green Glossary" segment: public.oed.com/blog/climate-c…
TRUE OR FALSE: "The OED has used sources such as Twitter and cartoons as evidence for quotations." Think you know more about the OED? Test yourself with our #MythBustingTheOED quiz: public.oed.com/blog/quiz-myth…
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Looking for a new role researching the origin, meaning, and usage of words? At the OED, we are looking for a new entry-level Science Editor to join our lexicography team. Sound interesting? Learn more about the role, and apply here: jobs.oup.com/uk/jobs/vacanc…
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Episode 5 of #TheClimateConnection is now available on all your favourite platforms! In this week's Green Glossary, we we examine one of the most common climate-related compounds, "carbon footprint", as well as many other collocations of the word: teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climat… twitter.com/BritishCouncil…
Did you know that you can access the OED online, for free, via your library? To access the OED remotely, simply follow these 3 easy steps: 1) Get a library card 2) Go to oed.com/?utm_campaign=… 3) Sign in using your library card number Learn more, here: public.oed.com/accessing-the-…
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NEW JOB POSTING! Do you love language and have excellent knowledge of one or more Physical Science disciplines? We are looking for a new entry-level Science Editor to join our lexicography team at the OED. LEARN MORE: jobs.oup.com/uk/jobs/vacanc…
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Ep.4 of #TheClimateConnection focuses on teaching materials, and how to maintain the right balance between content and language. This week, we look at the importance of connotation, exploring the difference between ‘climate change’ and ‘climate crisis’: teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climat…
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