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English Historical Semantics by Christian Kay and Kathryn L. Allan (review)

English Historical Semantics by Christian Kay and Kathryn L. Allan (review) English Historical Semantics by Christian Kay and Kathryn L. Allan. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language. Pp. xi + 206. $120.00. ISBN 780748644780 (other formats available) nglish Historical Semantics is a welcome addition to the Edinburgh University Press series of textbooks on English. Christian Kay (1940­2016) and Kathryn Allan are well known to scholars familiar with the Historical Thesaurus of English project that was developed at the University of Glasgow over many years and published as the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2009). The book provides an advanced introduction to the study of changes in word meaning in English. The book is divided into ten chapters, each with subsections. The front matter includes a helpful list of abbreviations and conventions. All chapters except Chapter 10, which provides both a conclusion to the material presented and a look forward to possible research in the future, are followed by suggested exercises and further readings. Technical terms are defined in the text and appear in boldface type when introduced, and they are easily consulted in the Glossary. These useful features are common to other textbooks in this series. The book is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

English Historical Semantics by Christian Kay and Kathryn L. Allan (review)

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English Historical Semantics by Christian Kay and Kathryn L. Allan. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language. Pp. xi + 206. $120.00. ISBN 780748644780 (other formats available) nglish Historical Semantics is a welcome addition to the Edinburgh University Press series of textbooks on English. Christian Kay (1940­2016) and Kathryn Allan are well known to scholars familiar with the Historical Thesaurus of English project that was developed at the University of Glasgow over many years and published as the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2009). The book provides an advanced introduction to the study of changes in word meaning in English. The book is divided into ten chapters, each with subsections. The front matter includes a helpful list of abbreviations and conventions. All chapters except Chapter 10, which provides both a conclusion to the material presented and a look forward to possible research in the future, are followed by suggested exercises and further readings. Technical terms are defined in the text and appear in boldface type when introduced, and they are easily consulted in the Glossary. These useful features are common to other textbooks in this series. The book is

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Published: Jan 11, 2016

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