Curriculum Vitae

David K. Barnhart

Lexik House Publishers
P.O. Box 2018
Hyde Park, New York 12538-0718
Telephone: (845) 489-0333


Bronxville Senior School (graduated 1960)
Beloit College (1960-61)
Syracuse University (1961-64)
New York University (1965-67)
CUNY: Summer Institute of Linguistics (1986)


Nyack Boys School (teacher)
MacArther Military Academy (teacher)
Clarence L. Barnhart, Inc. (dictionary editor)
Lexik House Publishers (proprietor/editor)

Clients (as an expert witness):
Roger W. Shuy—Daniel Donnelly, Esq.—Bird & Reneker—Blum, Kaplan— Liddy, Sullivan—Fulwider, Patton, Lee & Utecht—Withrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts— Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder—White & Case—Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi— Marco, Timmons—Coudert Brothers—Kilpatrick, Stockton


Books & Journals

The Barnhart Dictionary Companion [quarterly]. Cold Spring, NY: Lexik, 1988-1994
The Barnhart Dictionary Companion [quarterly]. Springfield, Mass: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1997-1999
The Barnhart Dictionary Companion Index. Cold Spring, NY: Lexik, 1987
Neo-Words. New York: Macmillan, 1991
The Barnhart New-Words Concordance. Cold Spring, NY: Lexik, 1994
The Barnhart New-Words Concordance—Supplement. Cold Spring, NY: Lexik, 1995-2006
America In So Many Words. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1997


“Railroad Jargon,” a review of The Language of the Railroader by Ramon F. Adams in American Speech,
“Gate Stays Open,” a contribution to Miscellany in American Speech,
“Prizes and Pitfalls of Computerized Searching For New Words,” in Dictionaries,
Review of A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary (Vol. IV, Se-Z) by Robert W. Burchfield in
   The Barnhart Dictionary Companion,
Review of Historical change and English word-formation: recent vocabulary by Garland Cannon in Word,
“Clarence L. Barnhart and Quotations for New Words in American Dictionaries,” in Dictionaries,
“Dialect Labels in Thorndike-Barnhart Dictionaries,” in Dictionaries,
“Words of the Century” in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Addresses & Forums

Conferences and special meetings include:
National Council of Teachers of English
Dictionary Society of North America
International Linguistic Association
Modern Language Association
Teachers of English of Moscow University
EURALEX [European Association of Lexicographers]
American Dialect Society
the National Geographic Society - Style Committee
United States Trademark Association - Dictionary Committee
Putnam County Teachers Association
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Editorial Freelance Association
Geolinguistics Association
United Nations, Linguistics Club
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Academy of Sciences Linguistic Institute, Leningrad
William Paterson University
New York University
University of Tennessee - Law School.

Radio and television appearances include: “Gaberau Show” on the CBC (Vancouver, B.C., Canada), “Jean Feraca Show” on Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison, Wis.), “Fairfield Connection” on Connecticut Cablevision (Fairfield Co., Conn.), “VoxPop” on WAMC (Albany, NY), “Good Morning, Westchester” on WVOX, “Word of Mouth” on the BBC.

Honors & Appointments:

American Dialect Society Regional Secretary, Board of Governors
National Council of Teachers of English Commission on the English Language
Modern Language Association Present-Day English Section, Chairman; Lexicography Group
International Linguistic Association Executive Committee, Secretary, Vice President, President
Dictionary Society of North America Board of Directors, President
American Canoe Association Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore, Paddling Committee Chairman, Poling Chairman, Cruising Chairman Payne Kretzmer Award (for service)
Yonkers Canoe Club Fleet Captain, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore

A more detailed CV is available upon request

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