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Words from the Crowd: The Collaboration
That Made The Oxford English Dictionary

Words from the Crowd: The Collaboration
That Made The Oxford English Dictionary

Sarah Ogilvie

May 15, 02018

The world's first crowd-sourced project, the first Edition OED took 70 years and the work of hundreds of people to complete. Dr Sarah Ogilvie (Stanford) shares the untold stories of the volunteers who created the Oxford English Dictionary from her new research.

Dr. Ogilvie is a linguist and lexicographer who works at the intersection of technology and the social sciences. She teaches in the linguistics department at Stanford and this year is a Berggruen Fellow at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). Ogilvie is also Director of the Stanford Dictionary Lab and Co-Director of Stanford's Digital Humanities Minor. Her books include Words of the World: a Global History of the OED and Keeping Languages Alive. Before Stanford, Ogilvie was an Editor on the OED, taught linguistics at Cambridge University, and worked at Amazon's innovation lab in Silicon Valley.

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