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Books: Historical Linguistics

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  1. paul, Historical Linguistics: Fanego, M�ndez-Naya, Seoane (eds.)

Message 1: Historical Linguistics: Fanego, M�ndez-Naya, Seoane (eds.)

Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 16:16:55 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Historical Linguistics: Fanego, M�ndez-Naya, Seoane (eds.)

Title: Sounds, Words, Texts and Change
Subtitle: Selected papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7-11
	September 2000
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Teresa Fanego 
Editor: Bel�n M�ndez-Naya 
Editor: Elena Seoane 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588111962, Pages: x, 310 pp., Price: USD 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247323, Pages: x, 310 pp., Price: EUR 109.00

This volume and its companion one (English Historical Syntax and
Morphology, CILT 223) offer a selection of papers from the Eleventh
International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the
University of Santiago de Compostela. From the rich programme (over
130 papers were given during the conference), the present thirteen
papers were carefully selected to reflect the state of current
research in the field of English historical linguistics. The areas
represented in the volume are lexis and semantics, text-types,
historical sociolinguistics and dialectology, and phonology. Many of
the articles tackle questions of change and linguistic periodization
through the use of methodological tools like corpora, linguistic
atlases, thesauri and historical dictionaries. The theoretical
frameworks adopted include, among others, multi-dimensional analysis,
systemic-functional grammar, Communication Accommodation Theory,
historical discourse analysis and Optimality Theory.

Table of Contents

 Teresa Fanego 1 
Linguistic accommodation: The correspondence between Samuel Johnson
and Hester Lynch Thrale
 Randy C. Bax 9 
Style evolution in the English sermon 
 Claudia Claridge and Andrew Wilson 25 
Lexical bundles in Early Modern English dialogues: A window into the
speech-related language of the past
 Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kyt� 45 
Changing documentation in the Third Edition of the Oxford English
Dictionary: Sixteenth-century vocabulary as a test case
 Philip Durkin 65 
A linguistic history of advertising, 1700 - 1890 
 Manfred G�rlach 83 
Ebb and flow: A cautionary tale of language change 
 Raymond Hickey 105 
Wreak, wrack, rack, and (w)ruin: The history of some confused spellings 
 Christian J. Kay and Iren� Wotherspoon 129 
When did English begin? 
 Angelika Lutz 145 
What's afoot with word-final C? Metrical coherence and the
history of English
 Chris B. McCully 173 
Dan Michel: Fossil or innovator? 
 John Scahill 189 
Historical discourse analysis: Scientific language and changing thought-styles 
 Irma Taavitsainen 201 
Key issues in English etymology 
 Theo Vennemann 227 
The dialectology of 'English' north of the Humber, c.1380 - 1500 
 Keith Williamson

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
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