Do you collect dictionaries? What is the favorite volume in your collection?

By: | Post date: 2016-09-20 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Other Languages

I have in my time collected dictionaries, though often it was for utilitarian purposes, so photocopies rather than books.

The one I think of with the most affection is John Sampson (linguist): The dialect of the Gypsies of Wales. It’s uncompromisingly scholarly, from a time when the Roma were considered beneath the notice of decent society. And Sampson himself was a pretty amazing character.

Is it just me, Kelley Spartiatis, or is everyone from Liverpool amazing? 🙂

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