Diccionario de las lenguas española y alemana, vol. I, Español-Alemán (review)

Diccionario de las lenguas española y alemana, vol. I, Español-Alemán (review) Diccionario de las lenguas española y alemana , vol. I, Español-Alemán (review) David L. Gold Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, Number 1, 1979, pp. 152-161 (Review) Published by Dictionary Society of North America DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/dic.1979.0005 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/456056/summary Access provided at 20 Feb 2020 05:21 GMT from JHU Libraries 152ROBERT K. O'NEILL though perhaps slow-moving in the first part, and carefully documented. Some may be disappointed that there is so little discussion of the actual making of the OED, but then this is not the primary purpose of this work. In writing about her iUustrious grandfather, Elisabeth Murray makes little pretense to assume the role of the detached, objective historian. Caught in the Web of Words is a per- sonal tribute to her grandfather. This approach is certainly valid but not without certain pitfaUs. At times, the granddaughter seems intent on waging the grand- father's battles. Her biting, sometimes vicious, criticisms of Frederick James Furnivall, with whom James Murray had many differences in the course of their long association, are more likely to resurrect a famüy feud than to shed light on FurnivaU's important role in the making of the OED. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

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Diccionario de las lenguas española y alemana , vol. I, Español-Alemán (review) David L. Gold Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, Number 1, 1979, pp. 152-161 (Review) Published by Dictionary Society of North America DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/dic.1979.0005 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/456056/summary Access provided at 20 Feb 2020 05:21 GMT from JHU Libraries 152ROBERT K. O'NEILL though perhaps slow-moving in the first part, and carefully documented. Some may be disappointed that there is so little discussion of the actual making of the OED, but then this is not the primary purpose of this work. In writing about her iUustrious grandfather, Elisabeth Murray makes little pretense to assume the role of the detached, objective historian. Caught in the Web of Words is a per- sonal tribute to her grandfather. This approach is certainly valid but not without certain pitfaUs. At times, the granddaughter seems intent on waging the grand- father's battles. Her biting, sometimes vicious, criticisms of Frederick James Furnivall, with whom James Murray had many differences in the course of their long association, are more likely to resurrect a famüy feud than to shed light on FurnivaU's important role in the making of the OED.

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