Oxford Dictionaries launches survey into language use

Oxford Dictionaries is launching the #OneWordMap, an initiative designed to invite the public to answer a series of language-related questions. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford Languages debates challenges of 'sexist' terms in dictionaries

Oxford Languages has addressed the alleged “sexism” in its dictionary definitions and discussed the challenges of recording discriminatory meanings of words versus censorship as well as current trends in language referring to women.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-09 07:01:33 UTC ]
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Oxford publishing groups launch post-lockdown working survey

Three Oxford-based groups of publishing workers are launching a survey to explore the experience of working from home and how work patterns might change after lockdown.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-16 17:30:43 UTC ]
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'Misuse' forces closure of Oxford Dictionaries survey

Oxford Dictionaries has closed its survey for the least popular English word a day after it was launched due to “severe misuse” of the feature. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bookseller launches annual Christmas trading survey for indies

The Bookseller is inviting independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland to complete its annual Christmas trading survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Green Book Supply Chain Alliance launches industry survey

The International Green Book Supply Chain Alliance has this week launched a global industry survey, to gather data about the publishing industry's environmental intiatives.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-03 20:48:23 UTC ]
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Oxford Dictionaries amends 'sexist' definitions of the word 'woman'

Publisher labels ‘bitch’ as offensive but fails to satify some equality campaigners Oxford University Press has updated its dictionaries’ definitions of the word “woman” following an extensive review triggered by equality campaigners.Among the updates to Oxford Dictionaries’ definitions is the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-07 18:43:46 UTC ]
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The Bookseller and Spread the Word launch survey for small presses

The Bookseller and writer development charity Spread the Word have launched a survey of small independent presses to assess the financial pressures they are under as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 09:12:42 UTC ]
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Dear Oxford English Dictionary: “bitch” is not a synonym for “woman.”

More than 31,000 people have signed a petition calling on Oxford University Press to change the Oxford Dictionaries’ definition of “woman,” which includes “bitch” as a synonym and lists examples of usage that show men denigrating women. The campaign, created by Maria Beatrice Giovanardi, has... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-03 19:55:02 UTC ]
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Fresh call for Oxford dictionaries to change 'sexist' definitions

Open letter continues drive to remove ‘damaging everyday sexism’ in its entries, such as citing ‘bitch’ as a synonym for womanThe leaders of Women’s Aid and the Women’s Equality party are among the signatories to an open letter calling on Oxford University Press to change its dictionaries’... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-03 16:48:26 UTC ]
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'Feminist safe haven' English language bookshop to launch in Paris

A Kickstarter is under way to create a 'feminist safe haven' bookshop in Paris called COVEN to offer English language books, a café and range of events. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-20 11:14:17 UTC ]
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Jeanette Winterson Owns the Entire Oxford English Dictionary

“To me, a proper dictionary is a book of spells,” says the novelist, whose most recent book is “Frankissstein.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-26 09:00:03 UTC ]
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Bella Pearson launches Oxford-based children’s publisher

Bella Pearson, the former publishing director at David Fickling Books, is launching her own company in Oxford, focusing on middle-grade and YA fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NLT launches Christmas appeal as survey reveals literacy gap

Children who have 60 or more books at home are five and a half times more likely to read above the level expected for their age than their peers who have fewer than 10 books, according to the National Literacy Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Oxford School of Poetry launches

Poet and writer Dr Kirsten Norrie has launched a poetry school based on the Oxbridge model of one-to-one tutorials. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford English Dictionary hunts for regional words

Oxford University Press is asking members of the public to submit local words, phrases and expressions from around the world for inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Oxford University Press India Begins Publishing in Indian Languages

From Scroll.in: After more than 100 years of publication in English, Oxford University Press in India is embarking on projects in Bengali and Hindi. The post Oxford University Press India Begins Publishing in Indian Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bookcareers.com launches salary survey

Careers consultancy bookcareers.com is gathering data for its latest salary survey, with results to be published in September. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Quarto launches Spanish language imprint: Quarto Iberoamericana

The Quarto Group is launching a new Spanish language imprint Quarto Iberoamericana through an international publishing partnership with Argentina-based Catapulta Editores S.L. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Spanish Language Imprint Launches at Quarto Group

Quarto Iberoamericana will be overseen with Quarto Group's longtime partner, the Argentina-based Catapulta Editores. It will publish 20 books a year, starting in fall 2017. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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