Readership: Scholars, researchers, and anyone with a serious interest in, and love for, the English language.
With new coverage of global English, as well as slang, dialect, technical, historical, and literary terms, and rare and obsolete words, the Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary allows the general reader access to an unparalleled level of scholarship, as well as being an essential tool for academics and researchers.
"The new edition... has proved an authoritative, reliable, constantly surprising friend." - Mark Sanderson, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year
"It is thoughtful in its definitions, systematic in its arrangement. It will help the careful user of words to be rightly understood." - John Whale, TLS