Language Arts & Disciplines

A Bibliography of English Etymology

A Bibliography of English Etymology

Author: Anatoly Liberman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816667727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 949

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Distinguished linguistics scholar Anatoly Liberman set out the frame for this volume in An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology. Here, Liberman's landmark scholarship lay the groundwork for his forthcoming multivolume analytic dictionary of the English language. A Bibliography of English Etymology is a broadly conceptualized reference tool that provides source materials for etymological research. For each word's etymology, there is a bibliographic entry that lists the word origin's primary sources, specifically, where it was first found in use. Featuring the history of more than 13,000 English words, their cognates, and their foreign antonyms, this is a full-fledged compendium of resources indispensable to any scholar of word origins.

The Cambridge bibliography of English literature. 2. 1660 - 1800

The Cambridge bibliography of English literature. 2. 1660 - 1800

Author: Frederick Wilse Bateson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 1003

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Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 1, 600-1660

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 1, 600-1660

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521200040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1282

View: 898

More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Language Arts & Disciplines

An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology

An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology

Author: Anatoly Liberman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: UOM:39015073612510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This work introduces renowned linguistics scholar Anatoly Liberman's comprehensive dictionary and bibliography of the etymology of English words. The English etymological dictionaries published in the past claim to have solved the mysteries of word origins even when those origins have been widely disputed. An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology by contrast, discusses all of the existing derivations of English words and proposes the best one. In the inaugural volume, Liberman addresses fifty-five words traditionally dismissed as being of unknown etymology. Some of the entries are among the most commonly used words in English, including man, boy, girl, bird, brain, understand, key, ever, and yet. Others are slang: mooch, nudge, pimp, filch, gawk, and skedaddle. Many, such as beacon, oat, hemlock, ivy, and toad, have existed for centuries, whereas some have appeared more recently, for example, slang, kitty-corner, and Jeep. They are all united by their etymological obscurity. This unique resource book discusses the main problems in the methodology of etymological research and contains indexes of subjects, names, and all of the root words. Each entry is a full-fledged article, shedding light for the first time on the source of some of the most widely disputed word origins in the English language. "Anatoly Liberman is one of the leading scholars in the field of English etymology. Undoubtedly his work will be an indispensable tool for the ongoing revision of the etymological component of the entries in the Oxford English Dictionary." --Bernhard Diensberg, OED consultant, French etymologies Anatoly Liberman is professor of Germanic philology at the University of Minnesota. He has published many works, including 16 books, most recently Word Origins . . . and How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521079349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1704

View: 110

More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in the History of the English Language V

Studies in the History of the English Language V

Author: Robert A. Cloutier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110220339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 956

This collection of essays focuses on current approaches to variation and change in historical English grammar and lexicon. Of the twelve papers in the collection, half are based on grammar and syntax, half on lexical developments. The volume highlights the contributions that strong empirical research can make to our knowledge of the development of English grammar, especially as realized in lexical development. In illustration of contemporary research trends, the articles in the collection make strong use of extralinguistic factors to discuss language change as well as argue for internal and structural development. The authors are drawn from nine different countries, and each article is followed by a commentary and response that provide actual dialogue about the issues in the field, thus representing world-wide discussion of issues in the history of English. The essays recognize the different audiences for historical variation and change - formal linguists, sociolinguists, and lexicographers - and specifically address the interests and discourse in those areas. The volume shows how historical studies of English are increasingly engaged with contemporary trends in linguistics, at the same time as demonstrating how empirical and other methods can bring classical philology fully into the sphere of contemporary linguistics without abandoning its traditional concerns.
English literature

The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author: Frederick Wilse Bateson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00192447E

Category: English literature

Page: 1130

View: 510

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Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

Author: Mary Hayes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190611064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 554

The History of the English Language has been a standard university course offering for over 150 years. Yet relatively little has been written about teaching a course whose very title suggests its prodigious chronological, geographic, and disciplinary scope. In the nineteenth century, History of the English Language courses focused on canonical British literary works. Since these early curricula were formed, the English language has changed, and so have the courses. In the twenty-first century, instructors account for the growing prominence of World Englishes as well as the English language's transformative relationship with the internet and social media. Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language addresses the challenges and circumstances that the course's instructors and students commonly face. The volume reads as a series of "master classes" taught by experienced instructors who explain the pedagogical problems that inspired resourceful teaching practices. Although its chapters are authored by seasoned teachers, many of whom are preeminent scholars in their individual fields, the book is designed for instructors at any career stage-beginners and veterans alike. The topics addressed in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language include: the unique pedagogical dynamic that transpires in language study; the course's origins and relevance to current university curricula; scholarly approaches that can offer an abiding focus in a semester-long course; advice about navigating the course's formidable chronological ambit; ways to account for the language's many varieties; and the course's substantial and pedagogical relationship to contemporary multimedia platforms. Each chapter balances theory and practice, explaining in detail activities, assignments, or discussion questions ready for immediate use by instructors.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography

Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography

Author: Rufus Gouws

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110238136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1592

View: 133

The basis for this additional volume are the three volumes of the handbooks Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (HSK 5.1–5.3), published between 1989 and 1991. An updating has been perceived as an important desideratum for a considerable time. In the present Supplementary Volume the premises and subjects of HSK 5.1–5.3 are complemented by new articles that take account of the practice-internal and theoretical developments of the last 15 years. Special attention has been given to the following topics: the status and function of lexicographic reference works, the history of lexicography, the theory of lexicography, lexicographic processes, lexicographic training and lexicographic institutions, new metalexicographic methods, electronic and, especially, computer-assisted lexicography.

Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia 16 (2011)

Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia 16 (2011)

Author:

Publisher: Wydawnictwo UJ

ISBN: 9788323331476

Category:

Page: 206

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Language Arts & Disciplines

Take My Word for It

Take My Word for It

Author: Anatoly Liberman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1517914124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 796

Three centuries of English idioms--their unusual origins and unexpected interpretations To pay through the nose. Raining cats and dogs. By hook or by crook. Curry favor. Drink like a fish. Eat crow. We hear such phrases every day, but this book is the first truly all-encompassing etymological guide to both their meanings and origins. Spanning more than three centuries, Take My Word for It is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind window into the surprisingly short history of idioms in English. Widely known for his studies of word origins, Anatoly Liberman explains more than one thousand idioms, both popular and obscure, occurring in both American and British standard English and including many regional expressions. The origins, and even the precise meaning, of most idioms are often obscure and lost in history. Based on a critical analysis of countless conjectures, with exact, in-depth references (rare in the literature on the subject), Take My Word for It provides not only a large corpus of idiomatic phrases but also a vast bibliography. Detailed indexes and a thesaurus make the content accessible at a glance, and Liberman's introduction and conclusion add historical dimensions. The result of decades of research by a leading authority, this book is both instructive and absorbing for scholars and general readers, who won't find another resource as comparable in scope or based on data even remotely as exhaustive.
Literary Criticism

A Reference Guide for English Studies

A Reference Guide for English Studies

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520051610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 790

View: 679