LINGUIST List 13.1293

Thu May 9 2002

Jobs: Lexicography: Asst Editors, OUP in Oxford, UK

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  1. Ruth Lester, Lexicography: Assistant Editors at Oxford University Press, Oxford UK

Message 1: Lexicography: Assistant Editors at Oxford University Press, Oxford UK

Date: 9 May 2002 10:06:22 -0000
From: Ruth Lester <>
Subject: Lexicography: Assistant Editors at Oxford University Press, Oxford UK

Rank of Job: Assistant Editors
Areas Required: Publishing
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Oxford University Press
Department: Oxford English Dictionary
State or Province: Oxford
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: 31 May 2002
Contact: Ruth Lester

Address for Applications:
Great Clarendon Street
 OX2 6DP



As part of the comprehensive revision of the Oxford English Dictionary
now in progress, additional editorial staff are required in either of
two areas:

* updating the etymologies of internal formations and of borrowings
from Germanic, Romance, and classical languages. The successful
applicant will be involved in revising the etymological and linguistic
components of the dictionary text, by researching word histories and
revising or supplementing the existing text in the light of this

Applicants for this post should have at least one of the following: a
good knowledge of the internal history of English; a good knowledge of
one or more Germanic or Romance languages and their histories. A First
or Upper Second class degree in a relevant subject is required, and
some research experience would be highly advantageous.

* preparing entries for English words with derivations from outside
the Germanic, Romance, and classical languages. Applicants should have
a First or Upper Second class degree, preferably in languages or
linguistics, should have studied at least one major world language
other than English, French, or German (knowledge of one or more
languages using a non-roman alphabet would be an advantage), and must
be able to work accurately, logically, and rapidly through complex

The successful applicants will work in the challenging environment of
online publication, which requires the regular issue of scholarly text
from the Dictionary's ongoing research programme. 
Further information regarding the revision project is available on the
OED website,

The posts will be based in Oxford. Please apply in writing to Ruth
Lester, Personnel Officer, with cv and covering letter quoting reference
02/81. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2002.

A competitive salary will be offered together with a full range of
supporting benefits. 
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