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Books: Historical Ling/Lang Documentation/Lexicography: Ruano-García

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        1.     Christian Bieri , Early Modern Northern English Lexis: Ruano-García

Message 1: Early Modern Northern English Lexis: Ruano-García
Date: 26-Oct-2010
From: Christian Bieri <>
Subject: Early Modern Northern English Lexis: Ruano-García
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Title: Early Modern Northern English Lexis Subtitle: A Literary Corpus-Based Study Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Volume 105 Published: 2010 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

Author: Javier Ruano-García Paperback: ISBN: 9783034300582 Pages: 611 Price: U.S. $ 110.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034300582 Pages: 611 Price: U.K. £ 64.40
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034300582 Pages: 611 Price: Europe EURO 71.60 Comment: for Germany EURO 76.60, for Austria EURO 78.80

The history of regional 'Englishes' in the Early Modern period still presentsnumerous lacunae that need to be filled, in order to provide a complete insightinto the English linguistic setting at this time. This book aims to remedythese deficiencies in some measure. In particular, this monograph seeks toshed light upon the history of Early Modern Northern English vocabulary bymeans of the first corpus of Early Modern texts where Northern linguistictraits are used for literary purposes. It provides a linguistically documenteddescription of Northern words from a synchronic standpoint, dealing with theirdistribution, etymology, as well as with some of their morphological andsemantic characteristics. In addition, this study offers a discussion of theEarly Modern literary representations of Northern speech. A thorough revisionof the treatment that Northern lexical items are given in contemporary andmodern lexicographic sources is also presented, together with a glossary thatoutlines the diachronic profile of the terms gathered.

Contents: Representations of the North in Early Modern English literature:sources for linguistic analysis - The Salamanca Corpus - Lexicographicalsources for the study of Early Modern northern words: data and problems ofanalysis - Northern and non -northern words used in the literaryrepresentations of the North - Etymological, morphological and semanticcharacteristics of the words recorded - Quantitative investigation into thelexical di alect data of the corpus texts - Lexicological and lexicographicalpotential of the corpus data - Diachronic profile of the words gathered.

Javier Ruano-García studied English Philology at the University ofSalamanca, where he graduated in 2003. He completed his MA in Englishlinguistics in 2005 with a dissertation on seventeenth-century LancashireEnglish, and received his doctorate from the University of Salamanca threeyears afterwards. Both his MA and his Ph.D. dissertations have beenawarded the prize for outstanding achievement. He has lectured in theEnglish Department of the University of Salamanca since 2008, and is also amember of the research project The Salamanca Corpus, headed by Dr. MaríaF. García-Bermejo Giner and Dr. Pilar Sánchez-García. His main researchinterests include English diachronic dialectology, literary dialects and dialectliterature, dialect lexi-cography and lexicology.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Language Documentation                             Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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