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Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography: Selected papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998 (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) [Hardcover]

Julie Coleman , Christian J. Kay

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15 July 2000 9027237018 978-9027237019
The papers in this volume show the range and direction of current work in historical semantics and word-studies. There is a strong focus throughout on semantic change and lexical innovation, interpreted within a sociolinguistic, cultural or textual context. Many of the papers draw on the remarkable range of electronic resources now available to historical linguists, notably corpora, dictionaries, bibliographies and thesauruses, and show the effects that these have had in stimulating new lines of research or the re-interpretation of previous conclusions. Cognitive semantics, and especially prototype theory, emerges as a challenging theoretical framework for much current research. The volume contains a selection from papers presented at the 10th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (10ICEHL). They include work on historical lexicography and an account of the workshop on electronic dictionary resources, such as the Revised Oxford English Dictionary, which formed the centrepiece of the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium.

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Julie Coleman is Professor of English Language at the University of Leicester. She was born in Coventry in 1966 and attended Finham Park Comprehensive, followed by Manchester University and King's College London. Follow her blog at http://lifeofenglish.blogspot.com/.

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