WorldCat Identities

Simpson, J. A. 1953-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 739 publications in 1 language and 16,461 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography  Autobiographies  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Sayings  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
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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 )

118 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 4,270 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 )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,201 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 )

52 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 3,007 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 The authors have drawn on the Oxford English Dictionary and its unpublished files, and the dictionary contains some 500 words which have not previously appeared in the OED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 E. S. C Weiner( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of volumes supplementing the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Compact Oxford English Dictionary' is not an abridgement, but a direct photoreduction of the entire 20-volume set, with nine pages of the original on every nine-by-twelve page of the Compact (a magnifying glass comes with it)
The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

53 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 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."--Jacket
Chambers concise dictionary by Chambers Harrap( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 205 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 by J. A Simpson( Book )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford dictionary of proverbs( )

in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique and authoritative collection contains over 1,100 of the most widely-used proverbs in English with research drawing on the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. Lively and compelling, this book is filled with favourites - old and new - and with the fascinating history of each proverb through the ages
The Oxford dictionary of modern slang by John Ayto( )

in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', 'Stone the Crows' is a lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries
James Joyce online notes( )

in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

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

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

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

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

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

The Oxford English dictionary( Book )

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

 
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John Andrew SIMPSON

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John Simpson English lexicographer, born 1953

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