LINGUIST List 29.3341

Thu Aug 30 2018

Books: Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English: Petré, Cuyckens, D'hoedt (eds.)

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Date: 20-Aug-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English: Petré, Cuyckens, D'hoedt (eds.)
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Title: Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of
English
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 343
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.343

Editor: Peter Petré
Editor: Hubert Cuyckens
Editor: Frauke D'hoedt
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263995 Pages: 266 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263995 Pages: 266 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263995 Pages: 266 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200792 Pages: 266 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200792 Pages: 266 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200792 Pages: 266 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The chapters collected in this volume examine how the sociohistorical and cultural context may influence structural features of lexis and text types. Each paper pays particular attention to social ‘labels’ and attitudes (conservative, religious, ideological, endearing, or other), thereby focusing on their dynamic and historical dimension. Changes in these are analyzed in order to explain morphological, lexical, and textual changes that would otherwise be hard to account for. Together, they provide a varied window on the effect of historical versions of a dynamic society on lexis and text. Examining lexical and textual change in history from a sociocultural perspective teaches us a great deal – not just about the past, but it also makes us think about similar phenomena in the present, enhancing our knowledge about how universally human some of these phenomena are. This volume will be of great interest to (English) historical linguists, sociolinguists, and scholars of sociohistorical and cultural studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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