Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English

| University of Antwerp
| KU Leuven
ISBN 9789027200792 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263995 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The chapters collected in this volume examine how the sociohistorical and cultural context may influence structural features of lexis and text types. Each paper pays particular attention to social ‘labels’ and attitudes (conservative, religious, ideological, endearing, or other), thereby focusing on their dynamic and historical dimension. Changes in these are analyzed in order to explain morphological, lexical, and textual changes that would otherwise be hard to account for. Together, they provide a varied window on the effect of historical versions of a dynamic society on lexis and text. Examining lexical and textual change in history from a sociocultural perspective teaches us a great deal – not just about the past, but it also makes us think about similar phenomena in the present, enhancing our knowledge about how universally human some of these phenomena are. This volume will be of great interest to (English) historical linguists, sociolinguists, and scholars of sociohistorical and cultural studies.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 343]  2018.  viii, 258 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Philology as linguistically informed cultural history
Peter Petré and Hubert Cuyckens
Part 1. Conspicuous lexical choice in past societies
Chapter 1. Old English ead in Anglo-Saxon given names: A comparative approach to Anglo-Saxon anthroponomy
Olga Khallieva Boiché
Chapter 2. News and relations : Highlighted textual labels in the titles of early modern news pamphlets
Carla Suhr
Chapter 3. “… all spirits, and are melted into air, into thin air” Metaphorical connections in the history of English
Marc Alexander and Christian Kay
Part 2. Historical layers in text and genre
Chapter 4. Conservatism and innovation in Anglo-Saxon scribal practice
Christine Wallis
Chapter 5. Old English wills: A genre study
Lilo Moessner
Chapter 6. Spatio-temporal systems in Chaucer
Minako Nakayasu
Chapter 7. “A riddle to myself I am” Argument shifting in English congregational song between 1500 and 1900
Kirsten Gather
Part 3. Lexis, morphology, and a changing society
Chapter 8. Common to the North of England and to New England : British English regionalisms in John Russell Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
Javier Ruano-García
Chapter 9. Betwixt, amongst, and amidst : The diachronic development of function words with final /st/
Ryuichi Hotta
Chapter 10. English word clipping in a diachronic perspective
Donka Minkova
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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