Categorization in the History of English
Christian Kay | University of Glasgow
Jeremy J. Smith | University of Glasgow
The papers in this volume are linked by a common concern, which is at the centre of current linguistic enquiry: how do we classify and categorize linguistic data, and how does this process add to our understanding of linguistic change? The scene is set by Aitchison’s paper on the development of linguistic categorization over the past few decades, followed by Biggam’s critical overview of theoretical developments in colour semantics. Lexical classification in action is discussed in papers by Fischer, Kay and Sylvester on the structures of thesauruses, while detailed treatments of particular semantic areas are offered by Kleparski, Mikołajczuk, O’Hare and Peters. Papers by Lass, Laing and Williamson, and Smith are concerned with the nature of linguistic evidence in the context of the historical record, offering new insights into text typology, scribal language and vowel classification. Much of the data discussed is new and original.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 261] 2004. viii, 268 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | p. vii
The rhinoceros’s problem: the need to categorizeJean Aitchison | p. 1
Prototypes and foci in the encoding of colourCarole P. Biggam | p. 19
The notional structure of thesaurusesAndreas Fischer | p. 41
When ignorance is wisdom: some day-to-day problems of classificationChristian Kay | p. 59
CDs, petticoats, skirts, ankas, tamaras and sheilas: The metonymical rise of lexical categories related to the conceptual category FEMALE HUMAN BEINGGrzegorz A. Kleparski | p. 71
The archaeology of medieval textsMargaret Laing and Keith Williamson | p. 85
Texts as linguistic objectsRoger Lass | p. 147
ANGER in Polish and English: a semantic comparison with some historical contextAgnieszka Mikołajczuk | p. 159
Folk Classification in the HTE ‘Plants’ categoryCerwyss O’Hare | p. 179
The vocabulary of PAINHans Peters | p. 193
Classifying the vowels of Middle EnglishJeremy J. Smith | p. 221
Categories and taxonomies: A cognitive approach to lexicographical resourcesLouise Sylvester | p. 237
Cited by 2 other publications
Anderson, Jean G., Marc Alexander, Christian Kay & Muhammad Sulman Sarwar
2011. Christian Kay, Jane Roberts, Michael Samuels and Irené Wotherspoon (eds.), Historical thesaurus of the Oxford English dictionary with additional material from A thesaurus of Old English, vol. I: Thesaurus, vol. II Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Pp. xxxv+1783, ix + 2109. £275.. English Language and Linguistics 15:1 ► pp. 193 ff.
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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