Words in Dictionaries and History

Essays in honour of R.W. McConchie

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Bringing together fifteen articles by scholars in Europe and North America, this collection aims to represent and advance studies in historical lexis. It highlights the significance of the understanding of dictionary-making and language-making as important socio-cultural phenomena. With its general focus on England and English, the book investigates the reception and development of historical and modern English vocabulary and culture in different periods, social and professional strata, geographical varieties of English, and other national cultures. The volume is based on individual (meta)lexicographical, etymological, lexicosemantic and corpus studies, representing two large areas of research: the first part focuses on the history of dictionaries, analysing them in diachrony from the first professional dictionaries of the Baroque period via Enlightenment and Romanticism to exploring the possibilities of the new online lexicographical publications; and the second part looks at the interfaces between etymology, semantic development and word-formation on the one hand, and changes in society and culture on the other.
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Table of Contents
Tabula gratulatoria
vii–viii
Preface
David E. Vancil
ix–xi
Introduction
Olga Timofeeva and Tanja Säily
xiii–xvi
Part I. History of dictionaries
The Flores of Ouide (1513): An early Tudor Latin-English textbook
Ian Lancashire
3–16
“Halles Lanfranke” and its most excellent and learned expositive table
Jukka Tyrkkö
17–40
John Lane’s Verball: A lost Elizabethan dictionary project
John Considine
41–54
The linking of lemma to gloss in Elyot’s Dictionary (1538)
Gabriele Stein
55–78
Music amidst the tumult
Giles Goodland
79–90
Chaos and old night: A case study in quotation usage
Elizabeth Knowles
91–108
Online dictionaries of English slang
Julie Coleman
109–128
Part II. Word history and cultural history
Old English etymologies in Christfrid Ganander’s Nytt Finskt Lexicon (1787)
Matti Kilpiö
131–152
The origin of the word yeoman
Anatoly Liberman
153–168
Early East India Company merchants and a rare word for sex
Samuli Kaislaniemi
169–192
From denominal to deverbal: Action nouns in the English suffix -al
Cynthia Lloyd
193–218
A gente Anglorum appellatur: The evidence of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum for the replacement of Roman names by English ones during the early Anglo-Saxon period
Alaric Hall
219–232
William Lambarde and Thomas Milles in search of the golden past
Leena Kahlas-Tarkka
233–248
Contempt: The main growth area in the Elizabethan emotion lexicon
Hans-Jürgen Diller
249–268
A lexical skirmish: OED3 and the vocabulary of swordplay
Joshua Pendragon and Maggie Scott
269–286
Index of subjects
287–289
Index of personal names
291–292
“The volume is edited to a high standard. As David Vancil remarks in the preface to this collection, Rod McConchie is well-known not only for his published work, but for his insightful comments and questions at conferences. In keeping with this spirit of academic dialogue, the articles not only add to our knowledge of the history of dictionaries and the history of words, but prompt further questions and avenues of research. This Festschrift is a tribute to its celebrant while also standing on its own as a useful addition to the field.”
Words in Dictionaries and History is a wide-ranging collection of highly insightful and informative papers on occasionally very surprising but without exception interesting topics related to historical lexis.”
“The first responsibility of Words in Dictionaries and History is to honor R. W. McConchie, which it does by the uniform excellence of the articles included in it, the way those articles respond to McConchie's varied interests, and their frequent citation of McConchie's works, which merely underscores the significance of his work in the history of English and English lexicography. The same excellence appeals to its fortunate readers, and I hope the next festschrift I pick up is half as good as this one.”
“Reading this varied, wide-ranging festschrift teaches the reviewer many things, some fundamental, others specific lexical points. The whole is well indexed, and the references at the end of each paper include the publisher’s name for each book, a welcome detail [...].”
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Subjects

Terminology & Lexicography

Terminology
BIC Subject: CFM – Lexicography
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011005986