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Paper: Historical Astrolexicography and Old Publications
Volume: 153, Library and Information Services in Astronomy III (LISA III)
Page: 218
Authors: Mahoney, Terry J.
Abstract: I describe how the principles of lexicography have been applied in limited ways in astronomy and look at the revision work under way for the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, which, when completed, will contain the widest and most detailed coverage of the astronomical lexicon in the English language. Finally, I argue the need for a dedicated historical dictionary of astronomy based rigorously on a corpus of quotations from sources published in English from the beginnings of written English to the present day.
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