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Oxford’s New Global Languages Initiative: Introduction

Oxford’s New Global Languages Initiative: Introduction

Oxford University Press is renowned worldwide for our excellence in dictionary publishing. Now we are proud to announce a new global languages programme. Today, increasing digitisation and globalisation are driving the need and the potential to communicate across a broad Read more…


What is the origin of the word ‘hazard’?

What is the origin of the word ‘hazard’?

The word hazard, meaning a danger or risk, is taken from Old French, although the origin of the French word is uncertain. It could be of Arabic descent, from the Arabic az-zahr, meaning chance or luck, or from the Persian Read more…


Sex eLimu: developing an app in Kenyan sign language with Oxford Dictionaries

Sex eLimu: developing an app in Kenyan sign language with Oxford Dictionaries

♪♪♪ Hello everyone Welcome and thanks for joining us today. My name is Simone. I’m community manager at Oxford Dictionaries I’ll be hosting the session today I’m here with Hudson and Silvia, his interpreter So now, without further ado, I’m Read more…