One of my first publications was an article titled “Jurebassos and Linguists: The East India Company and Early Modern English words for ‘interpreter’” (abstract; full paper as a pdf). The article is a fairly straightforward and I admit rather light-weight investigation of the Early Modern English semantic field of ‘interpreter’, in which I note that […]
For a long time, I’ve felt that the pressure to produce MORE publications – more Things To Count, since the system as it is now uses quantitative methods to establish quality of academics – is doing everyone a disservice, with lots of half-formed publications seeing the light of day.* In this publish or(/and) perish world, […]
From: Wild, Kate. Review of Olga Timofeeva and Tanja Säily (eds.). 2011. Words in Dictionaries and History: Essays in honour of R.W. McConchie, [Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 14]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. In: International Journal of Lexicography 24(4): 487-492.
I still get a kick out of seeing myself on Google Books: