Monthly Archives: August 2009

Jazz and the OED (a note from Bob Rigter)

On his retirement from the University of Leiden, Professor Noel Osselton was presented with a collection of studies in Tieken & Frankis (eds.) 1991, Language usage and description, Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Since Noel Osselton was a ‘dictionary man’, it was a pleasure Read more »

Ann Fisher in the New York Times

On 26 July 2009, a short piece appeared on the “all-purpose pronoun”, which was first written about by Ann Fisher in her New Grammar (1745). You will find the link to the article here.