Fonds AR146 - Lexicographical Research Centre fonds

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Lexicographical Research Centre fonds

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  • 1953-1983 (Creation)
    University of Victoria (B.C.). Lexicographical Research Centre

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6.4 m of textual records

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The Dictionary of Canadian English was published in 1967 under the auspices of the Lexicographical Centre of Canadian English at the University of Victoria. The Centre had been previously located at the University of Calgary. The Survey of Canadian English was directed by Dr. Scargill of the University of Victoria with regional directors being appointed from each province. Funds were obtained in 1971 and the results of the survey were published in the "English Quarterly" in 1972. The Centre was also involved in the revision of the "Canadian Dictionary" (1962), with Dr. Vinay as Editor-in-Chief. To date "CD2" remains unpublished.

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The fonds consists of records relating to the preparation of the "Dictionary of Canadian English", the Survey of Canadian English, and the revised "Canadian Dictionary" (CD2). Sub-series include unpublished academic papers, budgets, correspondence, applications, protocols and manuals, seminar material, personnel records, survey, CD2 lexical lists and proofs, log books, newsletters and other publicity material, reports and correspondence regarding English phrasal verbs, specialized vocabularies and word lists.

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All requests for access to personnel files must be reviewed under FOI legislation before access is granted.

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