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18.0 Bibliography and Dictionaries of the English Language


Alston, R. C. A Bibliography of the English Language: From the Invention of Printing to the Year 1800. 12 vols. in 14. Leeds: Amold, privately printed from vol. IY, 1965-. [Z 2015 A2A4--ROBAREF]
Supplement: Additions and Corrections, Volume 1-X List of Libraries,

Cumulative Indexes. Leeds: Privately printed, 1973. [Z 2015 A2AS--ROBAREF]

Brewer, Annie M., ed. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other Word-Related Books. 4th ed. 2 vols. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1988. [Z 7004 D5B65 1988--ROBAREF]

Farmer, John S., and W. E. Henley, eds. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. 7 vols. in 3. 1893. Rpt. New York: Kraus, 1965. [PE 3721 F4 1965--ROBAREF]

Green, Jonathon. Neologisms: New Words since 1960. London: Bloomsbury, 1991. [PE 1630 G74 1991--ROBAREF]

The Oxford English Dictionary. Prepared by J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner. 2nd ed. 20 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1989. [PE 1625 M7 1989--ROBAREF]
Updated by: Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series. Ed. John Simpson and Edmund Weiner. Oxford [England]: Oxford UP, 1993. [PE 1625 M7 1989/Suppl.--ROBAREF #1-2]
The second edition of the OED is available on-line. [U of Toronto Library Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-reference]
http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/2361
Available via on-line CD-ROM at Victoria (E. J. Pratt) http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/reftools/dictionaries.htm
Available on local CD-ROM at University College (Laidlaw), and Trinity College (John W. Graham).

Partridge, Eric. A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. Ed. Paul Beale. 8th ed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984. [PE 3721 P3 1984--ROBAREF]

---. A Dictionary of the Underworld, British & American. 3rd ed., 1968. Rpt. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971. [PE 3726 P3 1968--ROBAREF]

Quirk, Randolph, et al. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. New York: Longman, c. 1985. [PE 1106 C65 1985--ROBAREF; 1991 ed. at Trinity]

Third Barnhart Dictionary of New English. Ed. Robert K. Barnhart, Sol Steinmetz, and Clarence L. Barnhart. New York: Wilson, 1990. [PE 1630 B3 1990--ROBAREF]

Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language: Unabridged. Ed. Philip Bacock Grove. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, c. 1986. [PE 1625 W36 1981--ROBAREF]
The 1993 edition is available on-line through the U of T library homepage. [UTLCatalogue; Resources; e-Reference]
http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/27764
The 10th edition Collegiate dictionary (2001) is available through Merriam-Webster On-line. [UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Reference] http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm  

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British


Bosworth, Joseph. An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. Ed. T. Northcote Toller. 1898. Rpt. London: Oxford UP, 1954. [PE 279 B55 19--ROBAREF]
An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary: Supplement. Ed. T. Northcote Toller. Oxford: Clarendon, 1921. [PE 279 B55 19 Suppl.--ROBAREF]
Campbell, Alistair. An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary: Enlarged Agenda and Corrigenda to the Supplement. Oxford: Clarendon, 1972. [PE 279 B55 19 Suppl. Add.--ROBAREF]

Craigie, William A., et. al., eds. A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: From the Twelfth Century to the End of the Seventeenth. Aberdeen: Aberdeen UP, c. 1937-. [PE 2116 C72--ROBAREF]

Dictionary of Old English. Microfiche ed. Toronto: Pub. for the Dict. of Old English Project, Centre for Medieval Studies, U of Toronto, by the Pontifical Inst. of Mediaeval Studies, c. l986-. [PE 279 D53 1986 mfe--ROBAREF, Fiche Cabinet No. 3]

Early Modern English Dictionaries Database. Ed. Ian Lancashire. 1999. Available on-line through the U of T Library website. [UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Reference] The Lexicons of Early Modern English (Toronto: University of Toronto Press and University of Toronto Library, 2006-). http://leme.library.utoronto.ca

Grant, William, and David D. Murison, eds. The Scottish National Dictionary. 10 vols. Edinburgh: Scottish National Dictionary Association, c. 1931-76. [PE 2106 S4--ROBAREF]

Kurath, Hans, and Sherman M. Kuhn, et. al., eds. The Middle English Dictionary. Ann Arbor, MI: U of Michigan P, 1952-. [PE 679 M54--ROBAREF]
6 vols. (A-SL) plus facsimiles (SM-TO) published to date.

Schur, Norman W. British English, A to Zed. Rev. Eugene Ehrlich. New York: Facts on File, 2001. [PE 1460 S457 2001--ROBAREF]

Wright, Joseph, ed. The English Dialect Dictionary. 6 vols. New York: Putnam, 1898-1905. [PE 1766 W8]

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U.S.


Craigie, William A., and James R. Hulbert, eds. A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles. 4 vols. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1938-44. [PE 2835 C72--ROBAREF]

Dictionary of American Regional English. Ed. Frederic G. Cassidy. Cambridge, MA: Belknap-Harvard UP, 1985 -. [PE 2843 D52 1985--ROBAREF]

Mathews, Mitford M., ed. A Dictionary of Americanisms on Historical Principles. 2 vols. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1951. [PE 2835 D5--ROBAREF]

New Dictionary of American Slang. Ed. Robert L. Chapman. London: Macmillan, c. 1986. [PE 3729 U5W4 1987--ROBAREF]

Random House Historical -Dictionary of American Slang. 2 vols. Ed. J. E. Lighter, et al. New York: Random House, 1994-97. [PE 2846 R36 1994--ROBAREF]

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Canadian


A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. Walter S. Avis, et al. Toronto: Gage, 1967. [PE 3243 D5--ROBAREF]
Also available on CD-ROM [AG 5 D554 REF ROMU]

Bélisle, Louis-Alexandre. Dictionnaire nord-américain de la langue française. Montreal: Beauchemain, c. 1979. [PC 3637 B43 197--ROBAREF]

Bergeron, Léandre. Dictionnaire de la langue québécoise. 2 vols. Montreal: VLB Éditeur, c. 1980-81. [PC 3635 B47--ROBAREF]
Also available on local CD-ROM. [AG7 B47 1980 REF ROMU]
Translated as: The Québécois Dictionary. Toronto: James Lorimer, 1982. [PC 3635 B4713--ROBAREF] Also available on local CD-ROM. [PC 3637 B47 ROMC]

Dulong, Gaston. Larousse dictionnaire des canadianismes. [Montréal]: Larousse, 1989. [PC 3643 D85 1989--ROBAREF]

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New Zealand

The Dictionary of New Zealand English: A Dictionary of New Zealandisms on Historical Principles. Ed. H. W. Orsman. Auckland: Oxford UP, 1997. [PE 3602 Z5D53]

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South African


A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles. Ed. Penny Silva, et al. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996. [PE 3451 D53 1996--ROBAREF]

Branford, Jean, and William Branford. A Dictionary of South African English. 4th ed. Cape Town: Oxford UP, 1991. [PE 3451 B7 1991--ROBAREF]

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Indian
 
Lewis, Ivor. Sahibs, Nabobs, and Boxwallahs: A Dictionary of the Words of Anglo-India. Delhi: Oxford UP, 1991. [PE 3502 .I64L49 1991]

Muthiah, S. Words in Indian English: A Reader's Guide. New Delhi: INDUS/Harper Collins, 1991.

Yule, Henry, and A.C. Burnell. Dictionary of Indian English. 1886. Ed. G.B.T. Kurian. Madras Indian UP, c. 1966. [PE 3501 Y76 1966 ROBA]

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Carribean


Allsopp, Richard. Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996. [PE 3304 D53 1996--ROBAREF]

Cassidy, Frederic Gomes. Dictionary of Jamaican English. 2d ed. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge UP, 1980.

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Australian
 
The Australian National Dictionary: A Dictionary of Australianisms on Historical Principles. Ed. W. S. Ramson. Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1988. [PE 3601 Z5A97 1988--ROBAREF]

Australian Words and their Origins. Ed. Joan Hughes. Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1989. [PE 3601 Z5A972 1989]

Simes, Gary. A Dictionary of Australian Underworld Slang. Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1993. [PE 3601 Z5S56]

Wilkes, G. A. A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms. 4th ed. South Melbourne: Oxford UP, 1996. [PE 3601 Z5W5 1996--ROBAREF]

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