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Title: Sounds, Words, Texts and Change
Subtitle: Selected papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7-11 September 2000
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory

30This volume and its companion one (English Historical Syntax and
Morphology, CILT 223) offer a selection of papers from the Eleventh
International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the
University of Santiago de Compostela. From the rich programme (over 130
papers were given during the conference), the present thirteen papers were
carefully selected to reflect the state of current research in the field of
English historical linguistics. The areas represented in the volume are
lexis and semantics, text-types, historical sociolinguistics and
dialectology, and phonology. Many of the articles tackle questions of
change and linguistic periodization through the use of methodological tools
like corpora, linguistic atlases, thesauri and historical dictionaries. The
theoretical frameworks adopted include, among others, multi-dimensional
analysis, systemic-functional grammar, Communication Accommodation Theory,
historical discourse analysis and Optimality Theory.

Table of Contents


Teresa Fanego 1
Linguistic accommodation: The correspondence between Samuel Johnson and
Hester Lynch Thrale

Randy C. Bax 9
Style evolution in the English sermon

Claudia Claridge and Andrew Wilson 25
Lexical bundles in Early Modern English dialogues: A window into the
speech-related language of the past

Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kytö 45
Changing documentation in the Third Edition of the Oxford English
Dictionary: Sixteenth-century vocabulary as a test case

Philip Durkin 65
A linguistic history of advertising, 1700 ?" 1890

Manfred Görlach 83
Ebb and flow: A cautionary tale of language change

Raymond Hickey 105
Wreak, wrack, rack, and (w)ruin: The history of some confused spellings
Christian J. Kay and Irené Wotherspoon 129

When did English begin?
Angelika Lutz 145

What ’s afoot with word-final C? Metrical coherence and the history of English
Chris B. McCully 173

Dan Michel: Fossil or innovator?
John Scahill 189

Historical discourse analysis: Scientific language and changing thought-styles
Irma Taavitsainen 201

Key issues in English etymology
Theo Vennemann 227

The dialectology of ‘English’ north of the Humber, c.1380 ?" 1500
Keith Williamson

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588111962
ISBN-13: 9781588111968
Pages: x, 310 pp.
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