LINGUIST List 32.2608

Tue Aug 10 2021

All: Canada's Word Lady: Katherine Barber (1959-2021)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 09-Aug-2021
From: Stefan Dollinger <>
Subject: Canada's Word Lady: Katherine Barber (1959-2021)
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A linguistic obituary of a key player in Canadian English. Katherine Barber was indeed "Canada's Word Lady". This obituary shows both her achievements and highlights the sometimes impossible constraints in the field, including its unintended, yet perhaps inevitable, consequences. It also argues for a new Dictionary of Canadian English, perhaps in Katherine's memory. Full obit - pre-proofing - here:
To appear in the fall newsletter of the Dictionary Society of North America (an ACLS member) under

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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