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Borrowed WordsA History of Loanwords in English

Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Philip Durkin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book traces the history of loanwords in English from earliest times to the present day. The first two chapters outline the research methodology and framework, and introduce several key datasets ... More

Edge-Based Clausal SyntaxA Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure

Edge-Based Clausal Syntax: A Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure

Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014816
eISBN:
9780262295482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This book rejects the notion that an English phrase of the form verb + determiner phrase [V + DP] invariably involves a grammatical relation properly characterized as a direct object. It argues ... More

Electronic Lexicography

Electronic Lexicography

Sylviane Granger and Magali Paquot (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book introduces the rapidly evolving field of electronic lexicography. The aim is to provide a wide overview of the full process of electronic dictionary production and present some of the ... More

English Usage GuidesHistory, Advice, Attitudes

English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Usage guides, or language advice manuals, are being published in large numbers, both in Britain and the US. The first titles that usually spring to mind are Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1926) or ... More

External Influences on EnglishFrom its Beginnings to the Renaissance

External Influences on English: From its Beginnings to the Renaissance

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654260
eISBN:
9780191742064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654260.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

From its Germanic roots on the Continent, English has had many influences from other languages. This work documents the main influences on the lexicon and the structure. The earliest contacts were ... More

A History of Cant and Slang DictionariesVolume III: 1859-1936

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This book provides a survey of dictionaries of slang and cant (the language of thieves and beggars) in the period 1859-1936. It covers Britain, American, Australia, India, and other countries then ... More

A History of Cant and Slang DictionariesVolume IV: 1937-1984

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Although there are continuities with earlier slang lexicography, particularly in the work of Eric Partridge, the period covered by this volume sees a number of marked social and lexicographical ... More

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume I1567-1784

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume I: 1567-1784

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557097
eISBN:
9780191719875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557097.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This is the first volume in a complete history of the documentation of English cant and slang from 1567 to the present. It gives insights into the early history of slang, the people who used it, and ... More

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II1785-1858

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557103
eISBN:
9780191719882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557103.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This book is the second volume of the history of the recording and uses of slang and criminal cant and takes the story from 1785 to 1858, and explores their manifestations in the United States and ... More

Jamieson's Dictionary of ScotsThe Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Susan Rennie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

John Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808) was the first complete dictionary of Scots and is a landmark in the development of historical lexicography. This book is the ... More

Locality in Vowel Harmony

Locality in Vowel Harmony

Andrew Nevins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140973
eISBN:
9780262280570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140973.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Vowel harmony results from a set of restrictions that determine the possible and impossible sequences of vowels within a word. The study of syntax begins with the observation that the words of a ... More

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Peter Gilliver

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. It explores the cultural background from which the idea of a ... More

Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Metaphor is pervasive in language, and recent interest has focused on the systematic connections between different concepts, such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, ... More

The Nature of the WordStudies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Kristin Hanson and Sharon Inkelas (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Paul Kiparsky's work in linguistics has been wide ranging and fundamental. Kiparsky's contributions as a scholar and teacher have transformed virtually every subfield of contemporary linguistics, ... More

Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Werner Hüllen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This book epitomizes the history of Roget's Thesaurus as the merger of a dictionary of synonyms and a topical, i.e. non-alphabetical, dictionary. It has all the linguistic features of a text. Its ... More

Provocative Syntax

Provocative Syntax

Phil Branigan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014991
eISBN:
9780262295673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014991.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Chomsky showed that no description of natural language syntax would be adequate without some notion of movement operations in a syntactic derivation. It now seems likely that such movement ... More

Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Lynda Mugglestone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Popular readings of Johnson as a dictionary-maker often depict him as a writer who both laments — and attempts to control — the state of the language. This book looks at the range of Johnson’s ... More

Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Gabriele Stein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683192
eISBN:
9780191763205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683192.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This book is a study of Sir Thomas Elyot’s contribution to lexicography and the English lexicon in the Renaissance. In a period when Latin was the universal language in European culture, learning, ... More

Small Dictionaries and CuriosityLexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

John Considine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

Small Dictionaries and Curiosity is a contribution to the history of lexicography, which gives an account of the first European dictionaries and wordlists of minority languages and dialects, from the ... More

The Syntax of AdjectivesA Comparative Study

The Syntax of Adjectives: A Comparative Study

Guglielmo Cinque

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014168
eISBN:
9780262289306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014168.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This book offers cross-linguistic evidence that adjectives have two sources. Arguing against the standard view, and reconsidering his own earlier analysis, the author proposes that adjectives enter ... More

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