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Consonant Epenthesis: Natural and Unnatural Histories

Juliette Blevins

in Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that there are clear natural and unnatural histories for patterns of consonant insertion which make no reference to syllable onset or segmental markedness. It offers new ways of ... More


The history of lexicography and the history of curiosity

John Considine

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

The contrast between the practically-oriented lexicography of medieval Europe and the curiosity-driven lexicography discussed in this book might be seen as resulting from a change in the experience ... More


Natural history and lexicography: John Ray and his friends

John Considine

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

The first publication of the English naturalist and theologian John Ray was a contribution to the natural history of a particular location. His attention to the local, however, was also directed ... More


Edward Lhuyd: The making of a lexicographer

John Considine

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

Edward Lhuyd began his career as a student of natural history, but gradually turned to antiquarianism, in which his fluency in Welsh gave him an advantage over many students of the non-English past ... More


Curiosity and lexicography from Petrarch to Leibniz

John Considine

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

This chapter contrasts the practicality of medieval approaches to lexicography, and to other forms of inquiry such as natural history, with the curiosity which can be seen in the seventeenth century, ... More


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