English Historical Linguistics

Historical English in contact

Papers from the XXth ICEHL

| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
ISBN 9789027210654 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This volume drawn from the 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL, Edinburgh 2018) focuses on the role of language contact in the history of English. It showcases a wide variety of historical linguistic approaches, including ‘big data’ analyses of large corpora, dialectological methods, and the study of translated texts. It also breaks new ground by applying relevant insights from other fields, among them postcolonial linguistics and anthropology. This pluralistic approach brings new and under-studied issues within the scope of explanation, and challenges some long-held assumptions about the nature of historical change in English. The volume will be of interest to an audience interested in the history of English, and the impact of its contact with Viking Age Norse, Old French, and Latin.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 359]  Expected March 2022.  vi, 179 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chris Cummins
Chapter 2. Adapting the Dynamic Model to historical linguistics: Case studies on the Middle English and Anglo-Norman contact situation
Michael Percillier
Chapter 3. An account of the use of fronting and clefting in Cornish English
Avelino Corral Esteban
Chapter 4. How does causal connection originate? Evidence from translation correspondences between the Old English Boethius and the Consolatio
Anastasia Eseleva
Chapter 5. Old Northumbrian in the Scottish Borders: Evidence from place-names
Carole Hough
Chapter 6. From eadig to happy : The lexical replacement in the field of Medieval English adjectives of fortune
Rafal Molencki
Chapter 7. Distributional changes in synonym sets: The case of fragrant, scented, and perfumed in 19th- and 20th-century American English
Daniela Pettersson-Traba
Chapter 8. The taking off and catching on of etymological spellings in Early Modern English: Evidence from the EEBO Corpus
Ryuichi Hotta and Yoko Iyeiri
Chapter 9. Speech acts in the history of English: Gaps and paths of evolution
Thomas Kohnen
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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