Filipina wants to shake up Oxford dictionary

News Philippines Feb 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

MANILA, Philippines – Grammar Nazis take note!

A Filipina is part of the team currently working on the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and is pushing to include Filipino-coined words like “presidentiable” and “senatoriable” in the venerable dictionary.

Danica Salazar, PhD, 28, got her job at the OED last year after she was awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in lexicography, working with both the Oxford’s Hertford College, one of the colleges of the University of Oxford, and the Oxford University Press which publishes the OED. Her proposal for the fellowship included the search, systematization and possible inclusion in the OED of English words uniquely coined and used in the Philippines.

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