Katherine Barber

As Editor-in-Chief of Dictionaries at OUP Canada from 1991 to 2008, Katherine Barber oversaw two editions of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and many smaller dictionaries and thesauruses. She blogs about the language at katherinebarber.blogspot.com and uses as many functional-shifted words as she possibly can. Like “blog”.

Articles by Katherine Barber
Functional shift is one of the great efficiencies of English, and we can do it with great ease because we don't have to bother about different endings for nouns, verbs, and adjectives, as other languages do.