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LINGUIST List 18.2021

Thu Jul 05 2007

Books: Historical Linguistics/Semantics/Text/Corpus Ling: Kaunisto

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        1.    Eric van Broekhuizen, Variation and Change in the Lexicon: Kaunisto


Message 1: Variation and Change in the Lexicon: Kaunisto
Date: 03-Jul-2007
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: Variation and Change in the Lexicon: Kaunisto


Title: Variation and Change in the Lexicon
Subtitle: A corpus-based analysis of adjectives in English ending in –ic and –ical
Series Title: Language and Computersm, vol. 63
Published: 2007
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Author: Mark Kaunisto
Hardback: ISBN: 9789042022331 Pages: 373 Price: Europe EURO 75.00
Abstract:

The present volume is a corpus-based study of the occurrence, variation,
and change in the use of English adjective pairs in -ic and -ical over
several centuries. The study involves the analysis of large,
multi-million-word corpora representing the English language at various
stages. It examines the nature of competition between the two affixes: what
kind of rivalry existed, what kinds of words entered into competition, and
in what ways the rivalry was resolved. The book presents close studies of
six notably differentiated -ic/-ical adjective pairs, namely
classic/classical, comic/comical, economic/economical, electric/electrical,
historic/historical, and magic/magical, as well as commentaries on some 40
other -ic/-ical pairs, which manifest different types of shifts in use
through history. It also includes critical discussion of general
perceptions on and approaches to the practical use of corpora, stressing
the importance of close and careful study of the materials under analysis.
It further emphasises the value of consulting a variety of sources
alongside corpora, including dictionaries and language usage manuals. This
volume is of interest to language scholars in many fields, including corpus
linguistics, diachronic linguistics, semantic change, lexicology, and word
formation.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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