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.
Review(s) from previous edition"The Shorter is the Matterhorn to the great OED's Everest - elegant, awesome and marvelous to behold, differing only in size. A stupendous achievement.
- Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman
". . . truly a dictionary of global English.
" - Sydney Morning Herald
"The Shorter is a mine of information
" - Toronto Star
". . . astonishingly good value . . . the new SOED is all that one would expect of it." - Keith Waterhouse, Daily Mail
"It is a dictionary with zest . . . a rare treasure.
" - Frank Devine, The Australian
"The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary redefines hip." - The New York Post