Sociocultural dimensions of lexis and text in the history of English / edited by Peter Petre, Hubert Cuyckens, Frauke D'Hoedt.

Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
1 online resource (268 pages).
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Current issues in linguistic theory. 0304-0763 Series IV,
Current issues in linguistic theory ; Volume 343

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English language -- History -- Congresses.
English language -- Grammar, Historical -- Congresses.
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Introduction: philology as linguistically informed cultural history / Peter Petré and Hubert Cuyckens
Conspicuous lexical choice in past societies. Old English ead in Anglo-Saxon given names: a comparative approach to Anglo-Saxon anthroponomy / Olga Khallieva Boiché
News and relations: highlighted textual labels in the titles of early modern news pamphlets / Carla Suhr
"All spirits, and are melted into air, into thin air": metaphorical connections in the history of English / Marc Alexander and Christian Kay
Historical layers in text and genre. Conservatism and innovation in Anglo-Saxon scribal practice / Christine Wallis
Old English wills: a genre study / Lilo Moessner
Spatio-temporal systems in Chaucer / Minako Nakayasu
"A riddle to myself I am": argument shifting in English congregational song between 1500 and 1900 / Kirsten Gather
Lexis, morphology, and a changing society. Common to the North of England and to New England: British English regionalisms in John Russell Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms / Javier Ruano-Garrcía
Betwixt, amongst, and amidst: the diachronic development of function words with final / st/ / Ryuichi Hotta
English word clipping in a diachronic perspective / Donka Minkova.
Selected papers presented at the 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, (ICEHL18), held at the University of Leuven, July 14-18, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Cuyckens, H., editor.
D'Hoedt, Frauke, editor.
Petré, Peter (Linguist), editor.