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Notes on Contributors Michael Adams is Associate Professor of English at Albright College in Reading, PA. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1983 with a B.A. in philosophy and earned a Ph.D. in English from that same institution in 1988. From 1985 to 1988 he was an assistant on the staff of the Middle English Dictionary. His review of Jürgen Schäfer's Early Modern English Lexicography appeared in Modern Philology (1992). He expects to finish his MED: The History, Method, and Future of Historical Lexicography while on sabbatical leave next year. Michael Agnes is Executive Editor of Webster's New World Dictionaries in Cleveland, OH. He is currently supervising the work on Webster's New World Dictionary, Fourth College Edition, and is compiling a Russian-English technical dictionary. John Algeo is Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia. Past President of die American Dialect Society and of die American Name Society, he is Vice-President of The Dictionary Society of North America. He was editor of American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society, and with his wife, Adele, he coedits "Among the New Words," a regular feature of American Speech; he is the editor of Fifty Years Among the New Words (Cambridge UP, 1991). His ongoing research project is a dictionary of Briticisms based on Allen Walker Read's collection of citations. David K. Barnhart studied linguistics at Syracuse University, New York University, and the Summer Institute of Linguistics. He has worked professionally on dictionaries since 1966 and on neologisms since 1970. He writes and publishes the Barnhart Dictionary Companion, a quarterly journal devoted to updating the lexical record of English. Robert K. Barnhart is Editor-in-Chief of Barnhart Books. Also, he edits the World Book Dictionary, the Barnhart dictionaries of new English, and the Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology. Garland Cannon is Professor of English and linguistics at Texas A&M University. In recent years he has specialized in English neologisms and word formation, e.g., Historical Change and English Word Formation: Recent Vocabulary (Peter Lang 1987), and numerous articles on functional shift, back formations, affixations, and borrowings from Japanese, Chinese, Malay, German, and Spanish. His new books are German Loanwords in English (with Alan Pfeffer) and Notes on Contributors21 3 Arabic Loanwords in English: An Historical Dictionary (Harrassowitz Verlag 1994). Frederic G. Cassidy is Emeritus Professor of English of the University of Wisconsin and Chief Editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English. He is author, with R. B. LePage, of the Dictionary of Jamaican English (Cambridge UP, 1967, 1980). His lexicographical experience goes back to 1931 when, as a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he worked on the Early Modern English Dictionary. DARE has produced two volumes (Harvard University Press): Vol. I, A-C and Vol II, D-H. Vol. Ill, I-O, is scheduled to appear in 1996. Thomas B. I. Creamer is editor of the Optilex Chinese-English Dictionary Database on CD-ROM, A Dictionary of New Chinese-English Words, and A Dictionary of the Wu Dialect. He is consultant/ editor to a number of institutions, including the Ricci Institute, Paris, for Le grand dictionnaire français de la langue chinoise. His current projects include a book-length study of the history of Chinese lexicography and, with Professor Fredric Dolezal, a volume of the selected works of Professor Ladislav Zgusta. Neil C. Huitín is a member of the English Department of the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) where he teaches Introductory Linguistics, Old and Middle English, and Folklore. At present he is preparing a series of studies on the lives and works of J. O. Halliwell -Phillips and Thomas Wright, of which the essay published in this issue of Dictionaries is a part. David Jost is the Senior Lexicographer of the American Heritage Dictionary. He was formerly an editor of the Middle English Dictionary, after completing his Ph.D. degree in medieval English at Harvard. Victoria Neufeldt is a Senior Editor with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated . She served as Editor-in-Chief of Webster's New World Dictionaries and was an editor of Gage Publishing, Ltd., Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in...


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