student-teach: "early" ex.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 3 02:44:34 UTC 2007

At 5:01 PM -0800 3/2/07, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Incredibly, this compound backformation isn't in OED.

Given the extreme productivity of back-formation, would we expect
dictionaries to list totally transparent examples like
"student-teach"?  What's the usual policy?


>   No reason to believe this ex. is truly "early," but it's a start:
>   1967 in Bill Frey _Letters from 'Nam_ (N.Y.: Warner, 1992) 19: Who
>knows maybe I'll student teach at Duquesne High, HA!
>   JL
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