John Simpson

Bruce Moore reviews 'The Word Detective: A life in words, from Serendipity to Selfie' by John Simpson

Bruce Moore
28 February 2017

What does a lexicographer do? How do you become a lexicographer? What makes a good lexicographer? What is the difference between a ‘standard’ dictionary and a dictionary based on historical principles? How do you reinvent the Oxford English Dictionary so that it has a secure place in an online modern publishing world? These are among the questions explo ... More