So You Want to be a Lexicographer?

A Listmania! list by Erin McKean "the beleaguered author" (Chicago, IL United States)
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Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography
1.  Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography by Sidney I. Landau
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  "the best overview of all the competing demands of dictionary-making."
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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary
2.  The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
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  "a page-turner! (Rest assured, most lexicographers never shoot anyone.)"
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Practical Lexicography: A Reader (Oxford Linguistics)
3.  Practical Lexicography: A Reader (Oxford Linguistics) by Thierry Fontenelle
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  "A good overview."
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The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography
4.  The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography by B. T. S. Atkins
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  "Sue Atkins is at the forefront & the cutting edge of modern bilingual & corpus-based lexicography."
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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
5.  The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
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  "THE story of THE dictionary."
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Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary
6.  Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary by K. M. Elisabeth Murray
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  "a loving biography of the great James Murray, by his granddaughter."
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
7.  The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler by Jenny McMorris
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  "the life of Fowler, the man behind Fowler's Modern English Usage."
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Lexicography: An Introduction
8.  Lexicography: An Introduction by Howard Jackson
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  "a good introduction with an international perspective."
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Practical Lexicography: Principles and Methods of Dictionary-Making
9.  Practical Lexicography: Principles and Methods of Dictionary-Making by Bo Svensén
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  "difficult to find, but well worth the effort."
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A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary
10.  A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary by Donna Lee Berg
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  "you've got to know how to use one before you can learn how to make one!"
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The Story of Webster's Third: Philip Gove's Controversial Dictionary and its Critics
11.  The Story of Webster's Third: Philip Gove's Controversial Dictionary and its Critics by Herbert Charles Morton
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  "the involving story of the biggest dictionary controversy of the 20th century."
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Lexicography and the OED: Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest (Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology)
12.  Lexicography and the OED: Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest (Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology) by Lynda Mugglestone
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  "lexicographical ground-breaking and problem-solving for the OED."
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Modern Lexicography: An Introduction (Oxford Linguistics)
13.  Modern Lexicography: An Introduction (Oxford Linguistics) by Henri Béjoint
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  "a more general and theoretical overview of lexicography."
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Alpha to Omega: The Life & Times of the Greek Alphabet
14.  Alpha to Omega: The Life & Times of the Greek Alphabet by Alexander Humez
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  "just pure fun -- a wonderful way to remind yourself of the joy of words."
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A.B.C Et Cetera: The Life & Times of the Roman Alphabet
15.  A.B.C Et Cetera: The Life & Times of the Roman Alphabet by Alexander Humez
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  "another Humez brothers classic. Highly enjoyable!"
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Doctor F.J. Furnivall: Victorian Scholar Adventurer
16.  Doctor F.J. Furnivall: Victorian Scholar Adventurer by William Benzie
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  "the life of the eccentric man that the OED was made because, and in spite, of!"
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Computational Approaches to the Lexicon
17.  Computational Approaches to the Lexicon by B. T. S. Atkins
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  "the next step in dictionary-making."
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The Lexicography of English
18.  The Lexicography of English by Henri Béjoint
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  "New, comprehensive, and clear!"
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