George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri Jun 20 16:12:11 UTC 2003

I'm slow in picking up on this.

Ron Butters says that "Oxford University Press will definitely be publishing the remaining volumes" of HDAS.

Volumes?  Does this mean that there is a plan for a fourth, supplementary, volume?  I would be surprised if Lighter's material for P-Z was so much more extensive than his material for A-G that it would require 2 volumes.  It would be nice to learn that the appearance of vols. 1 & 2 from that infamous publishing house provoked the unearthing of enough additional material A-O to fill a fourth book.  I hope that it doesn't mean that OUP is planning to change the format to octavo from quarto.  It would be well to have all volumes more or less the same height.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.

----- Original Message -----
From: RonButters at AOL.COM
Date: Monday, June 9, 2003 9:50 pm
Subject: Re:       Re: RHHDAS

> Those of us who attended the meeting last month of the Dictionary
> Society of
> North America heard Jesse Sheidlower announce that Oxford
> University Press
> will definitely be publishing the remaining volumes. They have
> secured a grant
> from the National Endowment for the Humantities to pay for part of
> the editing
> process.
> In a message dated 6/9/03 7:23:01 PM, dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
> writes:
> > On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, paulzjoh wrote:
> >
> > >Has J.E. Lighter announced any plans to try and complete this work?
> >
> > Jon has never stopped working on the dictionary. (He's been
> working on it
> > since before I met him in 1974!)
> >
> > A contract is now in place, I believe, but others will be better
> informed> about details than I am.
> >
> > Bethany
> >

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