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Historical Thesaurus to be Incorporated in OED Online

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0241  Sunday, 20 June 2010

From:         Al Magary < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Date:         June 18, 2010 3:13:47 PM EDT
Subject:      Historical Thesaurus to be Incorporated in OED Online

OUP has announced that the 4,000-page Historical Thesaurus of the OED
(http://www.oup.com/online/ht/) that was published last year at $395 will be
incorporated into OED Online when it is relaunched in December. No change to
subscription fees, but those who cite the OED may want to note this: "The homepage
will remain at www.oed.com; all other page urls will change." Details at
http://www.oed.com/news/relaunchfaqs.html and http://www.oed.com/news/letter.html

BTW the chief editor of the OED selects a useful example:

This means, for instance, that a user viewing the entry for halberd (the early
modern weapon combining a spear and a battle-axe) can click to reach the related
entries langue de boeuf, glaive, budge, poleaxe, ox-tongue, and partisan? to list
only those first recorded between 1450 and 1611.

First Citizen: Clubs, bills, and partisans! strike! beat them down!
Down with the Capulets! down with the Montagues! --R&J 1.1

Cheers, Shakespeare partisans!
Al Magary

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