Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography

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

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| University of Glasgow
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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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
vii
Brook Memoir by Alan Shelston
ix
List of Contributors
xiii
Lexical Gaps, Cognition and Linguistic Change
Andreas Fischer
1
Folk-Etymology: Haphazard Perversion or Shrewd Analogy?
Gabriella Rundblad and David B. Kronenfeld
19
Mechanisms of Semantic Change in Nouns of Cognition: a General Model?
Päivi Koivisto-Alanko
35
Historical Semantics and Historical Lexicography: will the twain ever meet?
Christian Kay
53
Strange Linguists: the Cant and Slang Dictionary Tradition
Julie Coleman
69
Lexical Choices in an Early Galilean Translation
Maurizio Gotti
87
Grund to Hrof: Aspects of the Old English Semantics of Building and Architecture
Carole P. Biggam
103
Five Hundred Years of Love: a Prototype-Semantic Analysis
Heli Tissari
127
The Vocabulary of Consent in Middle English
Louise Sylvester
157
The Discourse Motivations for Neologising: Action Nominalization in the History of English
Claire Cowie
179
The Vernacularization of the Negative Prefix Dis-in Early Modern English
R.W. McConchie
209
Brook Symposium Edited by Christian Kay
229
Author and Subject Index
241
“[...] 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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Subjects

Terminology & Lexicography

Lexicography
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99088593