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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland [Print Replica] Kindle Edition

2.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Professor Patrick Hanks holds research professorships at the Bristol Centre for Linguistics in the University of the West of England, and at the Research Institute of Information and Language Processing in the University of Wolverhampton. He is an expert lexicographer, corpus linguist, and onomastician. Professor Richard Coates is a Professor in Linguistics at the University of the West of England. He is particularly interested in the area where linguistics, history, and geography meet and specializes in onomastics, historical change in northern and western European languages, and dialectology. He is Hon. Director of the Survey of English Place-Names and Vice-President of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences. Professor Peter McClure is the Honorary Professor of Name-Studies at the Institute for Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham and is an Honorary Research Fellow and former Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature at the University of Hull. He has published widely on the origins and historical implications of English given names and surnames, and on the methodology of anthroponymic research and anthroponymic dictionaries. He is President of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland (2014-17), a Vice-President of the English Place-Name Society, and an onomastic consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 99694 KB
  • Print Length: 3136 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (17 Nov. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N41TEO3
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #910,714 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a review of the Kindle version of this dictionary. Firstly I paid £260 for the Kindle version which has now increased to £380 a week later! The dictionary itself is excellent and well researched by Hanks et al. The price represents the amount of research and takes into account the size of the market, so yes it is expensive but probably good value IF you are a professional researcher or an institution. However, it really doesn't work on Kindle. The book wouldn't sync onto my 3g Kindle, the device on which I wanted to use it. The IPad sync worked but it is really difficult to use as searching is extremely slow. The IPad app crashed frequently if I chose to page forward as well. On my Macbook the Dictionary was indexed automatically by the app (which took ages) and the searching was usable for a while then slowed to a crawl. Unfortunately not a lot of use. I have requested a refund and will purchase the hard copy volume once the refund is processed.
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Very nice set of books look good on the shelf,good quality printing and binding.Well laid out easy to understand,as far as i can see up to now accurate.Nothing has leapt out and caused me astonishment yet.
Update one or two definitions have surprised me,one thing this book shows is how unreliable some of the surname sites are on the net.
There must have been an incredible amount of research gone into this publication.
Another update, in my opinion this is an excellent product which i am satisfied with.
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Format: Hardcover
I expected these to be nicely leather bound books in a nice box/sleeve for this price, so was disappointed they arrived as individual books with no dust sleeves or casing. In retrospect not worth the money.
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Format: Hardcover
This Dictionary will also be published in an online edition (see the project website at [...]) The project website says: 'This Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland will be published both in book form and online; it will be accessible via educational institutions and public libraries, as well as by private subscription.' I have sent two emails to Oxford University Press over the past three weeks asking for information about the online edition, but OUP have not even acknowledged my emails, let alone answered them. There is also no mention of the online edition on the OUP webpage for this dictionary. Whether people want to pay £400 for the print edition without being given information about the online edition is up to them. I for one don't. I should add that I am sure the Dictionary itself will be first-rate, given the academic input and the scope of the work.
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