Sarah Ogilvie on The Dictionary People, the fascinating story of the unsung people who helped create the Oxford English Dictionary. Word lovers: this is a must-listen! And your chance to win: Oh Miriam! by Miriam Margolyes.
Links mentioned in this episode
- FOCUS ON… Style and Tone on Thursday 14 September 2023
- WIN Oh Miriam! by Miriam Margolyes
- Buy So You Want to be a Writer – the book!
- Facebook group for So You Want to be a Writer
Writer in residence: Sarah Ogilvie
Sarah Ogilvie teaches at the University of Oxford, and specializes in language, dictionaries, and technology. As a lexicographer she has been an editor at the Oxford English Dictionary and was Chief Editor of Oxford Dictionaries in Australia. As a technologist she has worked in Silicon Valley at Lab 126, Amazon's innovation lab, where she was part of the team that developed the Kindle in international languages. She originally studied computer science and mathematics before taking her doctorate in Linguistics at the University of Oxford, and then taught at Cambridge and Stanford.