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Michael Adams is Provost Professor of English Language and Literature at Indiana University. His most recent book is In Praise of Profanity (Oxford University Press, 2016). Recent or forthcoming articles of interest to readers of Dictionaries include some among the references in his contribution to this issue, as well as, with the late Richard W. Bailey, "A Bibliography of the 'Special Studies and Publications' of Allen Walker Read," in American Speech (2017), and "Allen Walker Read's Unfinished Histories of Early English Lexicography" in Notes and Queries (2018). He is currently organizing DSNA's 2019 meeting, which will take place at Indiana University—Bloomington.

Charles E. Carson has been the managing editor of American Speech since 1991 and an editor of the journal's feature "Among the New Words" since 2010. He is employed by Duke University Press in support of its partnership with the American Dialect Society, and also serves as managing editor of the annual supplement Publication of the American Dialect Society (PADS).

Kjerste Christensen is the Cataloger of 21st Century Mormonism and Western Americana at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and has research interests in Mormon language and literature.

Byron Ellsworth Hamann holds a dual Ph.D. in Anthropology and History from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the art and writing of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica and the connections linking the Americas and Europe in the early modern Mediterratlantic [End Page 225] world. He is an editor of Grey Room (; codirector (with Liza Bakewell) of Mesolore: Exploring Mesoamerican Culture (; project manager (for Dana Leibsohn and Barbara Mundy) of Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520–1820 (; and author of The Translations of Nebrija: Language, Culture, and Circulation in the Early Modern World (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015).

David P. Kendal is the developer of Green's Dictionary of Slang Online and a director of Abecedary Ltd, the company that publishes it. A former full-time web developer, he is now a prospective undergraduate student in the field of historical linguistics. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Ligeia Lugli is Newton International Fellow at King's College London, where she conducts research on Buddhist Sanskrit lexicology. She graduated in Asian Languages from Ca' Foscari University (Venice) and received her Ph.D. in Study of Religions from SOAS (University of London) in 2011. She also studied at the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath and at Ōtani Daigaku in Kyōto, where she read Buddhist texts in Sanskrit, Japanese, and Tibetan. She was Research Associate in London in 2012–2013 and Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley until 2016. Ligeia has been working on lexicographic projects involving a number of ancient and minority languages including Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Limburgish.

Mirosława Podhajecka is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Opole, Poland. Her research interests include lexicography, particularly the history of lexicography, contact linguistics, corpus linguistics, and translation. She is the author of two books: Russian Borrowings in English: A Dictionary and Corpus Study (Opole, 2013) and A History of Polish-English / English-Polish Bilingual Lexicography (1788–1947) (Opole, 2016), as well as over forty articles and book chapters. Her new project focuses on the post-war history of Polish–English / English–Polish lexicography.

Lindsay Rose Russell is the author of Women and Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, and English Language Lexicography (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Her research interests include rhetorical theory, genre [End Page 226] studies, feminist historiography, and histories of language description. She currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is also core faculty in The Center for Writing Studies.

Fred R. Shapiro is Associate Director for Collections and Access at Yale Law Library and Lecturer in Legal Research at Yale Law School. His books include the Yale Book of Quotations (Yale University Press, 2006), acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as the second most essential reference work, and the Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations (Oxford University Press, 1993), among...


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