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Categorization in the history of English

Author: Christian Kay; J J Smith
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2004.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 261.
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The papers in this volume are linked by a common concern, which is at the centre of current linguistic enquiry: how do we classify and categorize linguistic data, and how does this process add to our understanding of linguistic change? The scene is set by Aitchison's paper on the development of linguistic categorization over the past few decades, followed by Biggam's critical overview of theoretical developments in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Categorization in the history of English.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2004
(DLC) 2004062374
(OCoLC)57170157
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Kay; J J Smith
ISBN: 9789027285409 9027285403
OCLC Number: 713026361
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 268 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The rhinoceros's problem : the need to categorize / Jean Aitchison --
Prototypes and foci in the encoding of colour / C.P. Biggam --
The notional structure of thesauruses / Andreas Fischer --
When ignorance is wisdom : some day-to-day problems of classification / Christian J. Kay --
CDs, petticoats, skirts, ankas, tamaras and sheilas : the metonymical rise of lexical categories related to the conceptual category FEMALE HUMAN BEING / Grzegorz A. Kleparski --
The archaeology of medieval texts / Margaret Laing and Keith Williamson --
Texts as linguistic objects / Roger Lass --
ANGER in Polish and English : a semantic comparison with some historical context / Agnieszka Mikołajczuk --
Folk classification in the HTE "plants" category / Cerwyss O'Hare --
The vocabulary of PAIN / Hans Peters --
Classifying the vowels of Middle English / Jeremy J. Smith --
Categories and taxonomies : a cognitive approach to lexicographical resources / Louise Sylvester.
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 261.
Responsibility: edited by Christian J. Kay, Jeremy J. Smith.
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The papers in this volume are linked by a common concern, which is at the centre of current linguistic enquiry: how do we classify and categorize linguistic data, and how does this process add to our understanding of linguistic change? The scene is set by Aitchison's paper on the development of linguistic categorization over the past few decades, followed by Biggam's critical overview of theoretical developments in colour semantics. Lexical classification in action is discussed in papers by Fischer, Kay and Sylvester on the structures of thesauruses, while detailed treatments of particular sem.

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