Some implications of "digital" for scholarly writing and publishing

Category: dictionaries

How to write an encyclopedia entry

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Pyrrho (Munich, Glypothek)

The basic principles of an encyclopedia article haven’t changed over time – but the same errors continue to be made. One of the most fundamental principles, which is the same as writing a dictionary entry for a concept, …

Misunderstanding a dictionary

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Some dictionaries are designed to explain what words mean. Some dictionaries, like the Oxford English Dictionary, aim to record changes in the the meanings of words over time, and attempt to identify the earliest use of each word (or if …

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