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.
A Changing World of Words.
Studies in English Historical Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics.
CONTENTS: Javier E. DÍAZ VERA : Lexicography, semantics and lexicology in English historical linguistics. 1. Dictionaries of Early English. Francisco CORTÉS RODRÍGUEZ and Ricardo MAIRAL USâN: A preliminary design for a syntactic dictionary of Old English on semantic principles. Javier E. DÍAZ VERA: The semantic architecture of the Old English verbal lexicon: A historical-lexicographical proposal. Pamela FABER and Juan Gabriel VÁZUEZ GONZÁLEZ: Adapting functional-lexematic methodology to the structuring of Old English verbs: A programmatic proposal. Christian J. KAY and Irené WOTHERSPOON: Turning the dictionary inside out: Some issues in the compilation of a historical thesaurus. Louise SYLVESTER and Jane ROBERTS: Word studies on early English: Contexts for a thesaurus of Middle English. 2. Early Dictionaries of English. Maurizio GOTTI: The origin of 17th century canting terms. Anne MCDERMOTT: Early dictionaries of English and historical corpora: In search of hard words. 3. Semantic Change and Reconstruction. Isabel de la CRUZ CABANILLAS and Cristina TEJEDOR MARTÍNEZ: The HORSE family : On the evolution of the field and its metaphorization process. Małgorzata FABISZAK: A semantic analysis of FEAR, GRIEF and ANGER words in Old English. Caroline GEVAERT: The evolution of the lexical and conceptual field of ANGER in Old and Middle English. Päivi KOIVISTO-ALANKO: Prototypes in semantic change: A diachronic perspective on abstract nouns. Manuela ROMANO POZO: A morphodynamic interpretation of synonymy and polysemy in Old English. Juan Gabriel VÁZUEZ GONZÁLEZ: Using diachrony to predict and arrange the past: Giving and transferring landed property in Anglo-Saxon times. 4. Lexical Variation and Change in the History of English. Merja BLACK STENROOS: Words for MAN in the transmission of Piers Plowman. Claire COWIE and Christianne DALTON-PUFFER: Diachronic word-formation and studying changes in productivity over time: Theoretical and methodological considerations. Eulalio FERNÁNDEZ SÁNCHEZ: The cognitive etymological search for lexical traces of conceptual mappings: Analysis of the lexical-conceptual domain of the verbs of POSSESSION. Manfred MARKUS: The Innsbruck Prose Corpus: Its concept and usability in Middle English lexicology. Michiko OGURA: Words of EMOTION in Old and Middle English. Janne SKAFFARI: ‘Touched by an alien tongue’: Studying lexical borrowings in the earliest Middle English. 5. The interface between Semantics, Syntax and Pragmatics. Diana M. LEWIS: Rhetorical factors in lexical-semantic change: The case of at least. Silvia MOLINA PLAZA: Modal change: A corpus study from 1500 to 1710 compared to current usage. Anna POCH HIGUERAS and Isabel VERDAGUER CLAVERA: The rise of new meanings: A historical journey through English ways of looking at. Junichi TOYOTA: Lexical analysis of Middle English passive constructions.