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Title: Historical English Word-Formation and Semantics
Edited By: Jacek Fisiak
Magdalena Bator
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?263415
Series Title: Warsaw Studies in English Language and Literature - Band 15
Description:

This is a volume of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Historical English Word-Formation and Semantics held in Warsaw on 10-11 December 2011 and organized by the School of English at the Warsaw Division of the University of Social Sciences in Łódź. The conference was attended by scholars from Poland, USA, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Japan, Italy, Ukraine and Slovakia. Their papers covered a wide range of topics concerning the area of word formation and semantics in Old and Middle English.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Semantics
Subject Language(s): English, Middle
English, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631634158
Pages: 503
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