Peter Gilliver

Peter Gilliver

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Peter Gilliver (b. June 14, 1964) is a lexicographer and Associate Editor of the OED.His parents were both linguists. He has a degree in Mathematics from Jesus College, Cambridge. [New York Times Magazine, 5 November 2006]

Gilliver is working on a history of the OED. ["A history of the OED", OED News, March 2005]

Quotation
Gilliver, a longtime editor who also seems to be the OED’s resident historian, points out that the dictionary feels obliged to include words that many would regard simply as misspellings. No one is particularly proud of the new entry as of December 2003 for nucular, a word not associated with high standards of diction. “Bizarrely, I was amazed to find that the spelling n-u-c-u-l-a-r has decades of history,” Gilliver says. “And that is not to be confused with the quite different word, nucular, meaning ’of or relating to a nucule.’”|Cyber-neologoliferation|James Gleick, New York Times, 2006

Credits

Television

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Footnotes

Bibliography of works

*Citation
last =Gilliver
first =Peter
contribution = The Great Un- Crisis: An Unknown Episode in the History of the OED.
year = 2007
title = Words and Dictionaries from the British Isles in Historical Perspective
editor-last = Considine
editor-first = John
volume =
pages =166-177
place=
publisher =Cambridge Scholars Publishing
isbn= 1847181686

*citation
last1 = Gilliver
first1 = Peter
first2=Jeremy
last2=Marshall
first3=Edmund
last3=Weiner
year = 2006
title = The Ring of Words
publisher = Oxford University Press
isbn= 0198610696

*Citation
first=Peter
last=Gilliver
contribution=That Brownest of Brown Studies: The Work of the Editors and In-House Staff of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1903
journal=Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America
pages=44-64
volume= 25
year=2004
url=http://oed.hertford.ox.ac.uk/main/images/stories/articles/gilliver2004.pdf
issn= 01976745

*Citation
first=Peter
last=Gilliver
year=2000
contribution=Appendix II: OED Personalia
editor-last=Mugglestone
editor-first=Lynda
title=Lexicography and the Oxford English Dictionary: Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest.
publisher=Oxford University Press
pages= 232-252
isbn=0199251959

*Citation
last=Gilliver
first=Peter
contribution=At the Wordface: J.R.R. Tolkien's Work on the Oxford English Dictionary
title=Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference, 1992
editor-first=Patricia
editor-last=Reynolds
publisher=The Mythopoeic Press / The Tolkien Society
year=1995
pages=173-186
isbn= 1887726047
url=http://dictionary.oed.com/newsletters/2002-06/tolkien.html

See also

*Oxford English Dictionary
*John Simpson (lexicographer)
*Edmund Weiner

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2196260 IMDB list of TV appearances]
* [http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/collection/the-o-e-d/features/meet-an-editor Icons article on Peter Gilliver]


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