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Simpson, J. A. 1953-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 671 publications in 1 language and 16,058 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Quotations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PE1625, 423
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Most widely held works about J. A Simpson
 
Most widely held works by J. A Simpson
The Concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs by J. A Simpson( Book )

86 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 3,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than 1000 proverbs current in the 20th century with explanations of their meanings, uses, and origins
The Oxford English Dictionary by J. A Simpson( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides definitions of approximately 290,500 English words, arranged alphabetically in twenty volumes, with cross-references, etymologies, and pronunciation keys, and includes a bibliography
The Oxford dictionary of modern slang by John Ayto( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you're a cube when it comes to def jam, if you know zilch about five-finger discounts, or are gob-smacked by the meeja, then read on ... Over 5,000 twentieth-century slang words and phrases are presented from throughout the English-speaking world. Each headword is defined, with the date of its first appearance in print, while thousands of quotations - from authors as diverse as John Lennon, Raymond Chandler, Germaine Greer, and Woody Allen - illustrate the use of slang words and senses. Coverage ranges in date from the very earliest slang still in use (gob, 1550) to contemporary coinages (gob-struck, 1988), and embraces the English-speaking world, with examples from - among others - Britain (goggle-box, wazzock, steaming, wide boy), America (grody, baglady, dweeb, home-boy), and Australia (nasho, chunder, crim, illywhacker). The authors have drawn on the Oxford English Dictionary and its unpublished files, and the dictionary contains some 500 words which have not previously appeared in the OED
Oxford English dictionary by J. A Simpson( Book )

78 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford dictionary of proverbs by Jennifer Speake( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the best known proverbs in the English language
Stone the crows : Oxford dictionary of modern slang by John Ayto( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary, Stone the Crows features over 6,000 slang words and expressions, from the British beer goggles, through the American cockamamie, to the Australian gigglehouse. This collection contains old favourites as well as the very latest slang terms. In addition to the A-Z entries, the book contains a comprehensive thematic index, details of origins, dates of first printed use, and thousands of illustrative quotations from famous names including John Lennon and Woody Allen."
The compact Oxford English dictionary : complete text reproduced micrographically by J. A Simpson( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete text reproduced micrographically
The first English dictionary, 1604 : Robert Cawdrey's A table alphabetical by Robert Cawdry( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to popular opinion, the author of the first English dictionary is not Samuel Johnson, but Robert Cawdrey - a defrocked priest - who published A Table Alphabeticall 149 years earlier in 1604." "Unlike Dr. Johnson, who strove to create a comprehensive dictionary, Cawdrey drew up a table of hard words - what was the point of defining everyday words which everyone knew? He therefore helpfully subtitled his work "for the benefit & helpe of Ladies, Gentlewomen, or any other unskilfull persons." Long known to lexicographers, Cawdrey's contribution to the English language has been overlooked on a popular level. Cawdrey lived in the age of Shakespeare and other literary giants, when many of the great works of literature, religion, law, history, and exploration became available to an increasingly literate and educated public. His book is a testament to the sense of national self-confidence under Elizabeth I and a new pride in the English language. For modern readers, it is a treasure-house of meaning, bristling with arresting, enlightening, and eminently amusing definitions." "This edition makes available for the first time to a wider audience this important landmark text, out of print for over 350 years and standing at the head of a tradition that leads through Dr. Johnson, Noah Webster, the Oxford English Dictionary, up to the English dictionaries of today. With an excellent introduction setting Cawdrey in context, this volume is vital reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the English language."--BOOK JACKET
Chambers concise dictionary by Harrap (Firm)( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive listing of over 121,000 references and more than 156,000 definitions, with extensive coverage of the English language of the 1980s
The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards cultural democracy by J. A Simpson( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce online notes( )

in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford English dictionary( )

in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From cover: An A-Z presentation of new work-in-progress supplementing the Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Andrew SIMPSON

John Simpson Englischer Lexikograph, Jahrgang 1953

John Simpson Lexicographe anglais, né en 1953

John Simpson (lexicographer) Brits lexicograaf

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Simpson, John (John A.)

Languages
English (422)

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The Oxford English DictionaryThe Oxford dictionary of modern slangOxford English dictionaryThe Oxford dictionary of proverbsStone the crows : Oxford dictionary of modern slangThe compact Oxford English dictionary : complete text reproduced micrographicallyThe first English dictionary, 1604 : Robert Cawdrey's A table alphabeticalChambers concise dictionary