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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Current Methods in Historical Semantics
Edited By: Kathryn Louise Allan
Justyna A. Robinson
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 73

Innovative, data-driven methods provide more rigorous and systematic evidence
for the description and explanation of diachronic semantic processes. The
volume systematises, reviews, and promotes a range of empirical research
techniques and theoretical perspectives that currently inform work across the
discipline of historical semantics. In addition to emphasising the use of new
technology, the potential of current theoretical models (e.g. within variationist,
sociolinguistic or cognitive frameworks) is explored along the way.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110252903
Pages: 347
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110252880
Pages: 347
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95