Article published in:Varieties of English in Writing: The written word as linguistic evidence
Edited by Raymond Hickey
[Varieties of English Around the World G41] 2010
► pp. 43–60
Assessing non-standard writing in lexicography
In this chapter I will look at some aspects of the treatment of non-standard and regional varieties in historical dictionaries, especially the OED. I will examine closely the spelling forms found in a series of passages written by non-professional, naïve writers, and the challenges for interpretation, presentation, and labelling which such data pose for a historical dictionary. My main focus will thus be quite narrow, but I hope that this detailed approach will raise issues and challenges which resonate with those faced by other researchers in this area.
Published online: 28 October 2010
Cited by 3 other publications
Karanikolas, Nikitas N., Eleni Galiotou, George J. Xydopoulos, Angela Ralli, Konstantinos Athanasakos & George Koronakis
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