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LINGUIST List 18.3339

Mon Nov 12 2007

Jobs: English & Gen Ling: Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press

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        1.    Phil Taylor, English & General Linguistics: Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom

Message 1: English & General Linguistics: Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom
Date: 12-Nov-2007
From: Phil Taylor <philip.tayloroup.com>
Subject: English & General Linguistics: Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Oxford University Press
Department: OED
Web Address: http://www.oup.com

Job Rank: Editorial Assistant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


An Editorial Assistant (one year fixed term contract) is required to join
the team of lexicographers working on the revision of the Oxford English
Dictionary. The OED is the premier reference work in its field, documenting
the English language from the earliest period to the present day. It is
currently undergoing its first full revision since its original publication
between 1884 and 1928, and completed sections are being published quarterly

The successful applicant will be required to research and record historical
spelling variation, including variants from Middle English and regional
literature, and also to research appropriate quotation evidence for World
English items.

A First or Upper Second class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
is required, together with experience of reading Middle English. Some
experience of reading Older Scots would also be highly advantageous. A
careful methodology and close attention to detail are essential, as is the
ability to work accurately, logically, and rapidly through complex
linguistic data.

The post will be based in Oxford. Shortlisted candidates are likely to be
asked to complete a lexicographical aptitude test.

Interviews will take place in January 2008.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2007
Mailing Address for Applications:
Mr Phil Taylor
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street
Oxford, Oxon. OX2 6DP
United Kingdom
Email Address for Applications: achr.ukoup.com
Contact Information:
Mr Phil Taylor
Email: philip.tayloroup.com
Phone: 01865 353523
Fax: 01865 353612

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