Categorization in the History of English

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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.
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Table of Contents
The rhinoceros’s problem: the need to categorize
Jean Aitchison
Prototypes and foci in the encoding of colour
Carole P. Biggam
The notional structure of thesauruses
Andreas Fischer
When ignorance is wisdom: some day-to-day problems of classification
Christian Kay
CDs, petticoats, skirts, ankas, tamaras and sheilas: The metonymical rise of lexical categories related to the conceptual category FEMALE HUMAN BEING
Grzegorz A. Kleparski
The archaeology of medieval texts
Margaret Laing and Keith Williamson
Texts as linguistic objects
Roger Lass
ANGER in Polish and English: a semantic comparison with some historical context
Agnieszka Mikołajczuk
Folk Classification in the HTE ‘Plants’ category
Cerwyss O’Hare
The vocabulary of PAIN
Hans Peters
Classifying the vowels of Middle English
Jeremy J. Smith
Categories and taxonomies: A cognitive approach to lexicographical resources
Louise Sylvester
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