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Erin McKean: on being a lexicographer

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Erin McKean, founder of the online dictionary Wordnik and principal editor of The New Oxford American Dictionary, second edition, spoke on Thursday, April 7, 2011, in Augustana's Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave.

In her lecture, "Is Everything You Know about the Dictionary Wrong?", she challenges popular misconceptions about how and why "the dictionary" is made. She also shares stories from her own experiences as a full-time lexicographer.

(Video: Amanda Kriegl '14)