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Talks Erin McKean: Redefining the dictionary

“Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? When does a made-up word become real? And could you use “synecdochical” in a sentence, please? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways in which today’s print dictionary is poised for transformation in this internet era. Erin McKean is one of the youngest editors of a “Big Five” American dictionary.”

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