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March 11, 2022

The Oxford Dictionary of African American English (ODAAE) is a landmark scholarly initiative documenting the lexicon of African American English (AAE) in a dictionary based on historical principles. The ODAAE will be compiled and edited by a team of researchers, lexicographers, and editors sponsored and led by the OED and Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The joint team will apply the depth and rigor of the OED’s historical methodology specifically to the study of AAE in order to create a dictionary to further illuminate the history, meaning, and significance of this body of language.

As an ODAAE lexicographer, you are responsible for revising, editing, and drafting dictionary entries for African American English words and senses for publication in ODAAE. You also contribute to the development and refinement of a lexicographical model for the ODAAE which effectively describes and communicates the history and development of African American English.

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