Manfred Markus, Yoko Iyeiri, Reinhard Heuberger, & Emil Chamson (eds.), Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics: A Multi-dimensional Approach (John Benjamins, 2012)



ISSN 1388-0373

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Manfred Markus, Yoko Iyeiri, Reinhard Heuberger and Emil Chamson

Part I: Corpus Linguistics Today and Tomorrow

Can’t see the wood for the trees?: Corpora and the study of Late Modern English

Joan Beal

Spelling variation in Middle English manuscripts: The case for an integrated corpus approach

Stefan Diemer

Part II: Aspects of Language Change

The development of compound numerals in English Biblical translations

            Isao Hashimoto

The complements of causative make in Late Middle English

Yoko Iyeiri

The pragmaticalization and intensification of verily, truly and really: A corpus-based study on the developments of three truth-identifying adverbs

            Tine Defour

Concept-driven semasiology and onomasiology of CLERGY: Focus on the lexicogenesis of pope, bishop and priest

            Sylwester Łodej

ANGER and TĒNE in Middle English

            Hans-Jürgen Diller

Part III: Middle and Modern English Case Studies

The subjunctive vs. modal auxiliaries: Lest-clauses in Late Middle English prose texts

            Namiko Kikusawa

Some notes on the distribution of the quantifier all in Middle English

            Tomohiro Yanagi

Interjections in Middle English: Chaucer’s “Reeve’s Tale” and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse

              Hans Sauer

Why and what in Early Modern English drama

            Ursula Lutzky

Colloquialization and not-contraction in nineteenth-century English

            Erik Smitterberg

Part IV: Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary and Thereafter

The complexity and diversity of the words in Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary

            Manfred Markus

Etymology in the English Dialect Dictionary

            Emil Chamson

Towards an understanding of Joseph Wright’s sources: White Kennett’s Parochial Antiquities (1695) and the English Dialect Dictionary

            Javier Ruano-García

The importance of being Janus: Midland speakers and the “North-South Divide”

            Clive Upton

… ging uns der ganze alte Dialektbegriff in eine Illusion auf: The deterritorialization of dialects in the 20th and 21st centuries

              Christian Mair