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Canadian Oxford Dictionaries

Established in 1992, the Canadian Oxford dictionary department became part of a tradition that stretches back in time to the beginnings of the world-renowned Oxford English Dictionary and stretches around the globe to dictionary research programs not only in England, but in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and America.

Living up to that tradition, in 1998 Oxford's Canadian lexicographers published the critically-acclaimed Canadian Oxford Dictionary, which went on to spend over a year on the Globe and Mail's best-seller list. In addition it won the The Canadian Bookseller Association's Libris Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Best Speciality Book of the Year and its Editor-in-Chief, Katherine Barber, won the Editor of the Year award. Since then our dictionary department has continued to published excellent reference works that truly reflect Canadian English.

Would you like more information on how we research our Canadian dictionaries?

Or perhaps you would like to know why you even need a Canadian Dictionary?

Perhaps you would like to read up on notes from Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber.