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Sarah Ogilvie


Sarah Ogilvie (photo credit Robert Taylor)
Sarah Ogilvie is author of The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary. She teaches at the University of Oxford and specializes in language, dictionaries and technology. As a lexicographer, she has been an editor at the Oxford English Dictionary and was Chief Editor of Oxford Dictionaries in Australia. As a technologist, she has worked in Silicon Valley at Lab 126, Amazon's innovation lab, where she was part of the team that developed the Kindle. She was born and grew up in Brisbane, where she studied computer science and mathematics before taking her doctorate in Linguistics at the University of Oxford and then teaching at Cambridge and Stanford.