Graham D. Caie, Carole Hough, Irené Wotherspoon (Eds.)'s The Power of Words: Essays in Lexicography, Lexicology and PDF

By Graham D. Caie, Carole Hough, Irené Wotherspoon (Eds.)

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ISBN-10: 9042021217

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Checklist of Contents: creation C. P. BIGGAM: outdated English color lexemes used of textiles in Anglo-Saxon England Julie COLEMAN: Slang phrases for cash: a ancient word list Fiona DOUGLAS and John CORBETT: 'Huv a wee seat, hen': evaluative phrases in Scots Philip DURKIN: Lexical splits and mergers: a few tough circumstances for the OED Andreas FISCHER: Of 'f?¦deran' and 'eamas': avuncularity in previous English Roger LASS and Margaret LAING: $ho:fian{*}/vK2: a LAEME-based lexical learn Caroline MACAFEE: The rhyme capability of Scots Terttu NEVALAINEN and Heli TISSARI: Of politeness and other people Michiko OGURA: ME 'douten' and 'dreden' Jane ROBERTS: What did Anglo-Saxon seals seal while? Jeremy J. SMITH: Notes at the clinical vocabulary of John Keats Jane STUART-SMITH and Claire TIMMINS: 'Tell her to close her moof': the position of the lexicon in 'TH-fronting' in Glaswegian Louise SYLVESTER: Forces of switch: are social and ethical attitudes legible during this 'Historical word list' type? Irma TAAVITSAINEN: Key observe in context: semantic and pragmatic that means of 'humour' James MCGONIGAL: Lexicographical Lyrics Notes at the members Tabula Gratulatoria

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Cit. 15 Hunston and Thompson, op. , p. 2. 16 Hunston and Thompson, op. , p. 5. 17 A. Cruse, Meaning in Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 5859. 18 A. , pp. 58-59. 19 The use of even an apparently neutral term in context can load it with evaluative meaning. The term ‘literary’, for example, can refer descriptively to a certain kind of text. 21 ‘Literary’ is embedded again amongst more explicitly positive terms. ) The Scots language, traditionally neglected or actively suppressed in the education system, has in recent years enjoyed a quite dramatic reversal in its fortunes.

85 Dodwell, op. , pp. 129-69. This page intentionally left blank Slang terms for money: a historical thesaurus Julie Coleman A project as extensive and long-lived as the Historical Thesaurus of English (HTE) requires large amounts of external finance, and Christian has often been successful in the tiresome activity of funding application. 1 This is an exploration of the potential usefulness of a historical thesaurus of slang to supplement the vocabulary provided by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), and hence by the HTE.

We shall look in more detail at wee shortly. To summarise thus far: given the symbolic use of Scots to establish and maintain social relations, an investigation of the nature and function of evaluative vocabulary in Scots and Scottish English promises to be fruitful. The Scots Thesaurus offers an initial way into evaluative lexis in Scots; resources like the SCOTS archive promise an increasingly powerful means of exploring the function of evaluative terms across a range of genres. Some lexical items express evaluation; others describe evaluation; and yet other terms that are not in themselves evaluative can be used pragmatically to communicate evaluations in context.

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