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Media: Historical-Lexicographical Methodology in WSJ

Submitter: Fred Shapiro

Submitter Email: fred.shapiro@yale.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Lexicography
Ling & Literature

Media Body: Linguists may be interested in Terry Teachout's review of The Yale Book of
Quotations in the March 17th issue of the Wall Street Journal. The review
focuses on the YBQ's use of full-text historical online databases in
researching the origins of quotations and phrases. Among the databases
mentioned as being used are JSTOR, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Times
Digital Archive, LexisNexis, Newspaperarchive, Questia, Eighteenth Century
Collections Online, and Literature Online.
Issue Number: 18.956
Date Posted: March 17, 2007

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