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An Analytical Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction (review)

An Analytical Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction (review) Reviews81 An Analytical Dictionary ofEnglish Etymology: An Introduction. 2008. Anatoly Liberman, with the assistance of J. Lawrence Mitchell. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Pp. xlvi + 359. iat it is review this magnificent volume. Liberman's w: a pleasuregrasptoof the subject matter, together with that of encyclopedic the relevant literature, shine through on every page. Moreover, Liberman's wit and eloquent writing skills make this volume a delight to read. This is the kind of work I wish had been available to me when I was doing research on distant linguistic relationship, and not just for English! Liberman began work on the dictionary in 1987. He is responsible for doing the research and for writing the etymologies. He was assisted by J. Lawrence Mitchell, who prepared part of the volume for publication. This is the introductory volume to a projected, comprehensive etymological dictionary of the English language. In it, Liberman lists and discusses all of the proposed etymologies for fifty-five English words of obscure, unknown, or disputed origin. Among these are some very common words such as bird, boy, brain, ever, girl, key, man, understand, and yet, along with common animal names such as rabbit, robin, and toad Also http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

An Analytical Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction (review)

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Reviews81 An Analytical Dictionary ofEnglish Etymology: An Introduction. 2008. Anatoly Liberman, with the assistance of J. Lawrence Mitchell. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Pp. xlvi + 359. iat it is review this magnificent volume. Liberman's w: a pleasuregrasptoof the subject matter, together with that of encyclopedic the relevant literature, shine through on every page. Moreover, Liberman's wit and eloquent writing skills make this volume a delight to read. This is the kind of work I wish had been available to me when I was doing research on distant linguistic relationship, and not just for English! Liberman began work on the dictionary in 1987. He is responsible for doing the research and for writing the etymologies. He was assisted by J. Lawrence Mitchell, who prepared part of the volume for publication. This is the introductory volume to a projected, comprehensive etymological dictionary of the English language. In it, Liberman lists and discusses all of the proposed etymologies for fifty-five English words of obscure, unknown, or disputed origin. Among these are some very common words such as bird, boy, brain, ever, girl, key, man, understand, and yet, along with common animal names such as rabbit, robin, and toad Also

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Apr 4, 2008

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