By Julie Coleman (Ed.), Christian J. Kay (Ed.)

The papers during this quantity express the variety and path of present paintings in historic semantics and word-studies. there's a robust concentration all through on semantic switch and lexical innovation, interpreted inside of a sociolinguistic, cultural or textual context. a number of the papers draw at the notable variety of digital assets now on hand to historic linguists, particularly corpora, dictionaries, bibliographies and thesauruses, and convey the consequences that those have had in stimulating new traces of analysis or the re-interpretation of prior conclusions. Cognitive semantics, and particularly prototype thought, emerges as a demanding theoretical framework for a lot present study. the quantity encompasses a choice from papers awarded on the tenth foreign convention on English old Linguistics (10ICEHL). They contain paintings on old lexicography and an account of the workshop on digital dictionary assets, akin to the Revised Oxford English Dictionary, which shaped the centrepiece of the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium.

Show description

Read Online or Download Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography: Selected Papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998 PDF

Best Linguistics books

Asking Questions: Using meaningful structures to imply ignorance

Asking Questions examines a valuable phenomenon of language -- using sentences to invite questions. even if there's a widespread literature at the syntax and semantics of interrogatives, the common sense of "questions", and the speech act of wondering, not anyone has attempted to place the syntax and semantics including the speech acts over the complete diversity of phenomena we pretheoretically consider as asking questions.

Engineering Your Future: Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, 2009-2010 Edition

Scholars can't make an informed selection approximately what occupation to pursue with out sufficient details. This finished model from the Engineering Your destiny sequence presents a wide creation to the research and perform of engineering. It offers very important info in an enticing and easy-to-read demeanour.

Standard English and the Politics of Language

The prestige of 'Standard English' has featured in linguistic, academic and cultural debates over many years. This moment version of Tony Crowley's wide-ranging ancient research and lucid account of the complicated and infrequently polarised arguments riding the talk brings us brand new, and levels from the 1830s to Conservative schooling regulations within the Nineteen Nineties and directly to the consequences of the nationwide Curriculum for English language instructing in colleges.

Extra resources for Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography: Selected Papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998

Show sample text content

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 7 votes