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Title: Middle English Word Studies: A Word and Author Index
Written By: Jane Roberts
Louise Sylvester
Description:

Although detailed and full bibliographies exist for Old English word studies, this is the first specifically on Middle English lexicography, focussing on studies of individual Middle English words and groups of words which offer evidence for word meanings: ante- and post-datings for the Oxford English Dictionary and the Middle English Dictionary, missing entries and ghost words, possible proverbs, proposals for etymologies, wordplay, punning, new readings in manuscripts and the reinterpretations of textual cruces. It first presents an annotated bibliography arranged alphabetically by author's name and date of publication; the annotations include notes on the contents and approach of each article, cross-references to related work, and references to reviews. Two indexes follow, the Index of Words, an alphabetical listing of words that have attracted significant discussion with references to the author(s), publication date and notes of pages on which the words are discussed; and an Index of Authors. The introductory section offers critical analyses of the word studies. Professor JANE ROBERTS and Dr LOUISE SYLVESTER teach at King's College London.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English, Middle
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ISBN: 0859916065
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Pages: 332pp
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