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Title: Selected Proceedings of the 2008 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX 2)
Edited By: Roderick William McConchie
Alpo Honkapohja
Jukka Tyrkkö
Series Title: Cascadilla Proceedings Project

This volume contains 16 papers selected from the 2008 Symposium on New
Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX 2), which was held in
Lammi, Finland in 2008. The proceedings includes the plenary addresses by
Dieter Kastovsky, whose subject was combining forms, and Elizabeth Knowles,
who spoke about dictionaries of quotations. The complete table of contents
showing the broad range of papers is available at along with abstracts and
the complete papers in PDF format.

This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, an
imprint of Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings
Project are published in library binding. There is also free web access to
all of the papers in the proceedings through our web site at

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781574734300
Pages: 194
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