Reviews

Publication of the Historical Thesaurus was accompanied by widespread media attention and enthusiastic notices and interviews in print, online and on radio and television. Reviews and editorials appeared in the Times, the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Sun, the Evening Standard, the Daily Record, the Daily Mail, the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, BBC News, and the Literary Review. In addition to being named a Book of the Year in the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement, the Thesaurus received the Saltire Society’s Research Book of the Year Award in 2009.

Academic reviews of the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary since its publication in 2009 include:

Adamska-Sałaciak, Arleta. 2010. “C. Kay, J. Roberts, M. Samuels and I. Wotherspoon (eds). Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary”. International Journal of Lexicography, 23 (2), 227-233.

Brewer, Charlotte. 2010. “Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon (eds). Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary”. Review of English Studies 61(252), 801-805. doi:10.1093/res/hgq094

Busse, Beatrix. 2012. “A celebration of words and ideas: The stylistic potential of the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary”. Language and Literature 21:1, 84-92. doi: 10.1177/0963947011432047

Coleman, Julie. “Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels & Irene Wotherspoon (eds.), Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. With additional material from A Thesaurus of Old English..” Word Structure, 6, 2010, 201-213.

Diller, H-J. “Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, with additional material from A Thesaurus of Old English.” Anglia, 34, 2010, 319-323.

Görlach, Manfred. “Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon (eds). Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary”. English Language and Linguistics 15:1, 193-197. doi: 10. 1017/ S1360674310000365

Green, Eugene. “Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, with additional material from A Thesaurus of Old English.” Dictionaries 31, 2010, 123-129.

Ilson, Robert. 2011. Review Article “On the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary”. International Journal of Lexicography, 24 (2), 241-260. doi:10.1093/ijl/ecq032

Mugglestone, Lynda C. 2010. “Much intoxication but little restraint. Reconstructing history through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary”. Language and History, 53:2, 138-143. doi:10.1179/ 175975310X12798962415341

Tissari, Heli. 2012. “C. Kay et al., Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, CXIII: 1, 122-126.

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