- Notes on Contributors
Jeannette Allsopp (PhD in linguistics, London Metropolitan University) is the retired Senior Research Fellow in Lexicography and founder and former director of the Richard and Jeannette Allsopp Centre for Caribbean Lexicography at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, in Barbados. She is the consultant for Caribbean English to the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Holder of the 1991 Verbatim Award, she pioneered the teaching of lexicography at the Cave Hill campus, designing and implementing programs from undergraduate to PhD level. She has authored almost seventy publications, including her French-Spanish Supplement to the Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage (1996), the first Caribbean Multilingual Dictionary of Flora, Fauna and Foods in English, French, French Creole, and Spanish (2003), Language, Culture and Caribbean Identity, co-edited with John R. Rickford (2012), and "Dictionaries of Caribbean English" in the Oxford History of English Lexicography (2008).
Tobias Bernaisch is Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at Justus Liebig University, Giessen (Germany). His research interests include corpus linguistics, World Englishes, language attitudes, and language and gender, as well as variational pragmatics. He has worked on the compilation of the Sri Lankan component of the International Corpus of English and the South Asian Varieties of English (SAVE) Corpus—an eighteen-million-word collection of newspaper texts. His empirical and quantitatively oriented approach to the study of World Englishes with a particular focus on Asian Englishes is documented inter alia in his corpus-based monograph on Sri Lankan English (2015) as well as in various publications and conference talks.
Don Chapman is an associate professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University. Trained as a medievalist at the University of Toronto, his research interests revolve around the history of the English language, particularly Old English, and language prescriptivism. He organized the 2017 Prescriptivism Conference in Park City, Utah, with the theme "Value(s) and Language Prescriptivism," and he has co-edited a volume on that theme to be published by Multilingual Matters in 2020. His article in this issue reflects his interest in identifying arguments made within prescriptivist discourse.
Orin Hargraves has been a working lexicographer for more than twenty-five years and has contributed definitions and other material to dictionaries and other language reference books from numerous publishers, including Cambridge, HarperCollins, Longman, Oxford, Macmillan, Merriam-Webster, and Scholastic. He is the author of Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions: Making Sense of Transatlantic English (2002), Slang Rules! (2008), and It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Clichés (2014), among other titles. He lectures intermittently at the University of Colorado, Boulder and writes the monthly "Language Lounge" column for VisualThesaurus.com.
Giovanni Iamartino is Professor of English at the University of Milan, where he teaches courses in Middle English literature and in the history of English. His research interests focus on the history of English lexicography (and linguistic codification in general) and the history of Anglo-Italian linguistic and cultural relations. In June of this year, he organized and hosted the 6th International Symposium on History of English Lexicography and Lexicology (HEL-LEX6) in Gargnano on Lake Garda. His recent publications include an article on "Lexicography, or the Gentle Art of Making Mistakes" (2017) and a book chapter on Edmond Malone's annotations to his copy of Johnson's Dictionary (2018). Forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to English Dictionaries is his essay on "European Cross-Currents in English Lexicography."
William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. teaches English as Willson Professor in Humanities at the University of Georgia. He also has an appointment at the University of Oulu. His major publications include Exploring Linguistic Science (2018), The Emergence and Development of English (2018), The Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017), Language and Complex Systems (2015), The Linguistics of Speech (2009), Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2001), and Handbook of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (1994). He edited the Linguistic Atlas Project for thirty-four years. He directed corpus and text-encoding activities for a National Cancer Institute grant to study tobacco documents and has been influential in development of digital methods for analysis and presentation of language variation...