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Borrowed WordsA History of Loanwords in English

Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Philip Durkin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book traces the history of loanwords in English from earliest times to the present day. The first two chapters outline the research methodology and framework, and introduce several key datasets ... More

External Influences on EnglishFrom its Beginnings to the Renaissance

External Influences on English: From its Beginnings to the Renaissance

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654260
eISBN:
9780191742064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654260.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

From its Germanic roots on the Continent, English has had many influences from other languages. This work documents the main influences on the lexicon and the structure. The earliest contacts were ... More

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume I1567-1784

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume I: 1567-1784

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557097
eISBN:
9780191719875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557097.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This is the first volume in a complete history of the documentation of English cant and slang from 1567 to the present. It gives insights into the early history of slang, the people who used it, and ... More

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II1785-1858

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557103
eISBN:
9780191719882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557103.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This book is the second volume of the history of the recording and uses of slang and criminal cant and takes the story from 1785 to 1858, and explores their manifestations in the United States and ... More

Jamieson's Dictionary of ScotsThe Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Susan Rennie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

John Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808) was the first complete dictionary of Scots and is a landmark in the development of historical lexicography. This book is the ... More

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Peter Gilliver

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. It explores the cultural background from which the idea of a ... More

Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Gabriele Stein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683192
eISBN:
9780191763205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683192.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This book is a study of Sir Thomas Elyot’s contribution to lexicography and the English lexicon in the Renaissance. In a period when Latin was the universal language in European culture, learning, ... More

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