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

From Middle English to Today’s English

The conference, MMECL: Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics, held at the University of Innsbruck in 2009, was an excellent occasion, where we discussed various issues on historical corpora and variation and change of the English language from Middle to Modern English. This volume, edited by the conference organizers, includes selected papers presented at this conference.

ISSN 1388-0373

Book Information (John Benjamins)

Table of contents

List of Abbreviations

Introduction (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 verilytruly 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 popebishop and priest (Sylwester Łodej)

ANGER and TĒNEin 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)


Related publications

The following are publications of selected papers presented at MMECL2011, which took place in Osaka.