Download Categorization in the History of English by Christian J. Kay (Ed.), Jeremy J. Smith (Ed.) PDF

By Christian J. Kay (Ed.), Jeremy J. Smith (Ed.)

The papers during this quantity are associated by means of a standard hindrance, that's on the centre of present linguistic enquiry: how can we classify and categorize linguistic facts, and the way does this strategy upload to our knowing of linguistic swap? The scene is decided by way of Aitchison’s paper at the improvement of linguistic categorization over the last few many years, via Biggam’s serious assessment of theoretical advancements in color semantics. Lexical type in motion is mentioned in papers by way of Fischer, Kay and Sylvester at the buildings of thesauruses, whereas specified remedies of specific semantic parts are provided through Kleparski, Mikołajczuk, O’Hare and Peters. Papers via Lass, Laing and Williamson, and Smith are curious about the character of linguistic facts within the context of the historic list, supplying new insights into textual content typology, scribal language and vowel class. a lot of the information mentioned is new and unique.

Show description

Read or Download Categorization in the History of English PDF

Similar linguistics books

Test Your Professional English - Bus General

This functional sequence incorporates a variety of expert titles which aid scholars converse extra successfully. every one e-book comprises over 60 assessments and over 500 keyword phrases and expressions. they're excellent for sophistication use or self-study.

Extra resources for Categorization in the History of English

Example text

Grey in Old English: an Interdisciplinary Semantic Study. London: Runetree Press. Byrne, Alex & David R. Hilbert. 1997. "Unique Hues". 184-185. Décsy, Gyula. 1999. "Beyond Nostratic in Time and Space". Nostratic: Examining a Linguistic Macrofamily ed. by Colin Renfrew & Daniel Nettle, 127-135. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Grzegorczykowa, Renata & Krystyna Waszakowa. 1998. "O programie badan w zakresie porównawczej semantyki leksykalnej". 109-115. Hardin,  L. & Luisa Maffi.

9 This is the arrangement in the 5th edition (1959); in the 3rd edition (1943), also available to me, the first seven categories are listed in a different order (1943:13): 1. Time [Zeit] > 6. 2. Space, Position, Form [Raum, Lage, Form] > 3. 6 THE NOTIONAL STRUCTURE OF THESAURUSES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 45 Der deutsche Wortschatz nach Sachgruppen (Domseiff 1933, 5th ed. 1959) The Inorganic World, Matter [Anorganische Welt, Stoffe] Plants, Animals, Humans [Pflame, Tier, Mensch {Körperliches)] Space, Position, Form [Raum, Lage, Form] Size, Amount, Number, Degree [Grösse, Menge, Zahl, Grad] States, Relations, Actions [Wesen, Beziehung, Geschehnis] Time [Zeit] Visibility, Light, Colour, Sound, Temperature, Weight, States, Smell, Taste [Sichtbarkeit, Licht, Farbe, Schall, Temperatur, Gewicht, Aggregatzustande, Geruch, Geschmack] Change of Place [Ortsveranderung] Volition and Action [Wollen und Handeln] Sensory Perception [Sinnesempflndungen] Feelings, Affection, Character [Fühlen, Affekte, Charaktereigenschafteri] Thinking [Das Denken] Sign, Message, Language [Zeichen, Mitteilung, Sprache] The World of Writing, Science [Schrifttum, Wissenschaft] Ait [Kunst] Society and Community [Gesellschaft und Gemeinschaft] Tools/Equipment, Technology [Geräte, Technik] Economy [Wirtschaff] Law, Ethics [Recht, Ethik] Religion, the Supernatural [Religion, Das Übersinnliche] Dornseiff s project may be compared with Jane Roberts and Christian Kay's Thesaurus of Old English (1995).

BIGGAM night. Indeed, fire, in a minor way, turns night into day. To this society, the phrase 'like fire' could have indicated many vital concepts such as the heat, movement, destructive power, and appearance of fire. 'Fire appearance' obviously includes the concept of 'fire colour' although the latter may not have been a separable concept for some time. 19 The next two colour categories to be constructed present varying combinations of the following: yellow, green, grue, yellow+green, or yellow+grue (Kay & Maffi 1999:748).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 28 votes