Meaning in the History of English

Words and texts in context

ORCID logoAndreas H. Jucker | University of Zurich
ORCID logoDaniela Landert | University of Zurich
Annina Seiler | University of Zurich
Nicole Studer-Joho | University of Zurich
ISBN 9789027206152 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027270894 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Uncovering the meaning of individual words or entire texts is a complex process that needs to take into consideration the multiple interactions of linguistic organization including orthography, morphology, syntax and, ultimately, pragmatics. The papers in this volume pay close attention to these interactions and assess both the details of the texts and entire texts within their relevant contexts. All the papers deal with data from the history of English, and they cover a wide range from Old English manuscripts to Early Modern English letters and medical texts to Late Modern English cant vocabulary.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 148] 2013.  vii, 348 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“There is much excellent scholarship, and intriguing directions for English historical linguistics are opened up by papers spanning different linguistic domains, such as parts of speech for author identification, or semantic change and prescriptivism.”
“This volume opens new vistas for various aspects of the historical study of English. It is significant that the textual evidence for most of the articles is derived from historical corpora. Meaning in the History of English offers extremely useful and inspiring reading both to senior scholars and to young researchers at the beginning of their scholarly career.”

Main BIC Subject

CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013037575