Words in Dictionaries and History: Essays in Honour of R.W. McConchie
Olga Timofeeva, Tanja Säily
John Benjamins Publishing, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 292 pages
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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The linking of lemma to gloss in Elyots Dictionary 1538
Music amidst the tumult
A case study in quotation usage
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Part II Word history and cultural history
Early East India Company merchants and a rare word for sex
Action nouns in the English suffix al
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William Lambarde and Thomas Milles in search of the golden past
Contempt the main growth area in the Elizabethan emotion lexicon
OED3 and the vocabulary of swordplay
Old English etymologies in Christfrid Gananders Nytt Finskt Lexicon 1787
The origin of the word yeoman
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14th century action nouns adjectives analysable Anglo‑Saxon appears Bailey Bede Bede’s British Cambridge Catalogue chaos and old Colet Contempt context definition deverbal nouns Dictionary of Quotations discussion earl Early Modern English edition England English–Latin etymology evidence example fencing Finnish French Ganander Ganander’s Germanic Geþyncðo gloss glossary Graec Greek Halle Halle’s headword Helsinki John Johnson Lambarde Lane Lane’s Lanfranc lapidable Latin Latin–English lemma letter lexical lexicographical lexicon lexis lingua Anglorum linguistic literary London manuscript McConchie meaning Middle English Miège Milton OED2 OED3 Old English old night Online Slang origin Oxford English Dictionary place‑names poem poetry printed rapier reference Roman name semantic sense Shakespeare sixteenth century Slang Dictionary Sub‑fields suffix suggests surgeons Swedish Textus Roffensis Thomas tion translation University of Helsinki Urban Dictionary usage users variants verb links Verball vocabulary William William Lambarde words yeoman yeomath