The Story of the Historical Thesaurus

On this page, we make available the front matter of the 2009 print Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, by kind permission of Oxford University Press. This material explains both the history of the project and its editorial policies. Please note that the references to category numbers may be out of date in these documents, following changes made to the Historical Thesaurus database.

Foreword by Randolph Quirk

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Quirk, Randolph. 2009. Foreword. In Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon (eds.), Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, vii. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Preface

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Kay, Christian, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon. 2009. Preface. In Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon (eds.), Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, ix-x. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Unlocking the OED: The Story of the Historical Thesaurus

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Kay, Christian, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon. 2009. Unlocking the OED: The Story of the Historical Thesaurus of the OED. In Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon (eds.), Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, xiii-xx. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Guide to the Use of the Thesaurus

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Kay, Christian, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon. 2009. Guide to the Use of the Thesaurus. In Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels, and Irené Wotherspoon (eds.), Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, xxi-xxvii. Oxford: Oxford University Press.