Celebrating COBUILD at 30

As part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the first COBUILD dictionary, a real landmark in the field of lexicography and the project that first encouraged me to become a lexicographer, I’ve written a post for the Collins ELT blog about how the meanings of words have changed in the past three decades. Back in 1987, words like wireless, click and hybrid hadn’t yet acquired the senses we all use now without a second thought.

COBUILD wireless 87

Entry for ‘wireless’ from the first edition (1987)

COBUILD wireless 18

Entry for ‘wireless’ from the latest, ninth edition

Click here to read my post.


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