English Historical Linguistics 2006
Selected papers from the fourteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 14), Bergamo, 21–25 August 2006
Volume II: Lexical and Semantic Change
Richard Dury | University of Bergamo
Maurizio Gotti | University of Bergamo
Marina Dossena | University of Bergamo
The papers collected in this volume were first presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). Alongside studies of syntax, morphology, and dialectology, published in two sister volumes, many innovative contributions focused on semantics, pragmatics and register variation. A rich variety of state-of-the-art studies and plenary lectures by acknowledged world experts in the field bears witness to the quality of the scholarly interest in this field of research. In all the contributions, well-established methods combine with new theoretical approaches, in an attempt to shed more light on phenomena that have hitherto remained unexplored, or have only just begun to be investigated. The accurate peer-reviewed selection ensures the methodological homogeneity of the papers.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 296] 2008. xiii, 264 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Foreword | pp. vii–viii
Introduction | pp. ix–xiii
Part I. Pragmatic and stylistic choices
Politeness in the history of EnglishAndreas H. Jucker | pp. 3–29
The which is most and right harde to answere: Intensifying right and most in earlier EnglishBelén Méndez-Naya | pp. 31–51
The diachronic development of the intensifier bloody: A case study in historical pragmaticsStefania Biscetti | pp. 53–74
Variation and change in the writings of 17th century scientistsLilo Moessner | pp. 75–93
Part II. Lexical and semantic change
The convergence of two need verbs in Middle EnglishLucía Loureiro-Porto | pp. 97–116
Rivalry among the verbs of wantingMinoji Akimoto | pp. 117–138
A look at respect: Investigating metonymies in Earle Modern EnglishHeli Tissari | pp. 139–157
Germanic vs French fixed expressions in Middle English prose: Towards a corpus-based historical English phraseologyManfred Markus | pp. 159–184
Latin loanwords of the early modern period: How often did French act as an intermediary?Philip Durkin | pp. 185–202
Disseisin: The lexeme and the legal fact in Early Middle EnglishR.W. McConchie | pp. 203–216
Was Old Frech -able borrowable? A diachronic study of word-formation processes due to language contactCarola Trips and Achim Stein | pp. 217–239
Women and other 'small things': -ette as a feminine markerLucia Kornexl | pp. 241–257
Index of subjects | pp. 259–264
Cited by 2 other publications
Jucker, Andreas H.
2006. Historical pragmatics. In Handbook of Pragmatics, ► pp. 1 ff.
Los, Bettelou & Patrick Honeybone
2022. Introduction. In English Historical Linguistics [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 358], ► pp. 2 ff.
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Terminology & Lexicography
Main BIC Subject
CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2008002770 | Marc record