Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography

Selected papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998

Julie Coleman | University of Leicester
Christian Kay | University of Glasgow
ISBN 9789027237019 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781556199721 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027299611 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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The papers in this volume show the range and direction of current work in historical semantics and word-studies. There is a strong focus throughout on semantic change and lexical innovation, interpreted within a sociolinguistic, cultural or textual context. Many of the papers draw on the remarkable range of electronic resources now available to historical linguists, notably corpora, dictionaries, bibliographies and thesauruses, and show the effects that these have had in stimulating new lines of research or the re-interpretation of previous conclusions. Cognitive semantics, and especially prototype theory, emerges as a challenging theoretical framework for much current research. The volume contains a selection from papers presented at the 10th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (10ICEHL). They include work on historical lexicography and an account of the workshop on electronic dictionary resources, such as the Revised Oxford English Dictionary, which formed the centrepiece of the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 194] 2000.  xiv, 257 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] detailed, well-informe, and carefully substantiated, with a variety of approaches and insights which will undoubtedly be useful to many readers.”
“[...] a very enlightening book providing in-depth information for anyone interested in historical aspects of the English vocabulary.”
“[...] not only a welcome addition to the growing body of work on usage-based models of language change [...] but also a demonstration of the value of usage-based models of the lexicon for lexicographical work.”
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Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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