CLA 1230 - Word Origins: English Words from Greek and Latin

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Karen Liston
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All About Words


This course guide is designed to support the course, CLA 1230, Word Origins: English Words from Greek and Latin.

Redefining the Dictionary

Erin McKean, one of the youngest lexicographers, talks about the changing nature of the dictionary in a lively and entertaining presentation.

Famous Dictionaries

Besides the Oxford English Dictionary (see description to the left), there are some other notable dictionaries. See some of these examples below:


Word of the Day from the OED

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The Oxford English Dictionary

Searching for English Language Dictionaries

English language dictionaries can be found in the PE call number area of the reference and stack areas of the libraries.

The search term for English language dictionaries is "English language dictionaries."   Use the "Advanced Search" and select "search by Subject"  using those terms. The library system has over 450 English language dictionaries.

Word Games