Words in Time and Place : Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Crystal, DavidMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (305 p.)ISBN: 9780191501654Subject(s): English language -- Dictionaries | English languageGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Words in Time and Place : Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English DictionaryDDC classification: 420.9 | 423 LOC classification: PE1628Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; WORDS IN TIME AND PLACE: EXPLORING LANGUAGE THROUGH THE HISTORICAL THESAURUS OF THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY; Copyright; Contents; Symbols and abbreviations; General introduction; Thesaurus vs dictionary; Why time and place?; Which semantic fields?; Coverage and treatment; 1: From swelt to zonk: WORDS FOR DYING; Influences; Timeline; 2: From neb to hooter: WORDS FOR NOSE; Timeline; 3: From cup-shot torat-arsed: WORDS FOR BEING DRUNK; Semantic themes; Timeline; 4: From meatship to trough, and nuncheon to short-eat: WORDS FOR A (LIGHT) MEAL; Light meals; Timeline
5: From gong to shitter, and closet to the House of Lords: WORDS FOR A PRIVYThe problem of categories; Timeline; 6: From dizzy to numpty: WORDS FOR A FOOL; Important themes; Timeline; 7: From darling to lamb-chop: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT; Timeline; 8: From lo to knickers, and aplight to sapristi: OATHS AND EXCLAMATIONS; Motifs; Timeline; 9: From guest house to B & B, and hotel to floatel: WORDS FOR INNS AND HOTELS; Linguistic consequences; Timeline; 10: From meretrix to parlor girl: WORDS FOR A PROSTITUTE; Directness or euphemism; Timeline; 11: From mint to dosh: WORDS FOR MONEY
Later developmentsWider perspectives; Timeline; 12: From smolt to untempestuous, and reigh to ugly: WORDS FOR CALM AND STORMY WEATHER; Timeline; 13: From ealda to geriatric, bevar to poppa stoppa, and trot to old boot: WORDS FOR OLD PERSON, OLD MAN, OLD WOMAN; Attitudes to age; Attitudes to gender; The future; Timeline; 14: From skiffle to grime: WORDS FOR TYPES OF POP MUSIC; Problems of treatment; Hybrid genres; Timeline; 15: From astronaut to Skylab: WORDS FOR SPACECRAFT; Timeline; Glossary; Further reading and sources; Chronological indexes; Chronological index of words
Chronological index of peopleChronological index of general topics
Summary: Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15
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Cover; WORDS IN TIME AND PLACE: EXPLORING LANGUAGE THROUGH THE HISTORICAL THESAURUS OF THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY; Copyright; Contents; Symbols and abbreviations; General introduction; Thesaurus vs dictionary; Why time and place?; Which semantic fields?; Coverage and treatment; 1: From swelt to zonk: WORDS FOR DYING; Influences; Timeline; 2: From neb to hooter: WORDS FOR NOSE; Timeline; 3: From cup-shot torat-arsed: WORDS FOR BEING DRUNK; Semantic themes; Timeline; 4: From meatship to trough, and nuncheon to short-eat: WORDS FOR A (LIGHT) MEAL; Light meals; Timeline

5: From gong to shitter, and closet to the House of Lords: WORDS FOR A PRIVYThe problem of categories; Timeline; 6: From dizzy to numpty: WORDS FOR A FOOL; Important themes; Timeline; 7: From darling to lamb-chop: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT; Timeline; 8: From lo to knickers, and aplight to sapristi: OATHS AND EXCLAMATIONS; Motifs; Timeline; 9: From guest house to B & B, and hotel to floatel: WORDS FOR INNS AND HOTELS; Linguistic consequences; Timeline; 10: From meretrix to parlor girl: WORDS FOR A PROSTITUTE; Directness or euphemism; Timeline; 11: From mint to dosh: WORDS FOR MONEY

Later developmentsWider perspectives; Timeline; 12: From smolt to untempestuous, and reigh to ugly: WORDS FOR CALM AND STORMY WEATHER; Timeline; 13: From ealda to geriatric, bevar to poppa stoppa, and trot to old boot: WORDS FOR OLD PERSON, OLD MAN, OLD WOMAN; Attitudes to age; Attitudes to gender; The future; Timeline; 14: From skiffle to grime: WORDS FOR TYPES OF POP MUSIC; Problems of treatment; Hybrid genres; Timeline; 15: From astronaut to Skylab: WORDS FOR SPACECRAFT; Timeline; Glossary; Further reading and sources; Chronological indexes; Chronological index of words

Chronological index of peopleChronological index of general topics

Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15

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David Crystal is known throughout the world as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster on language. He has published extensively on the history and development of English, including The Stories of English (2004), Evolving English (2010), Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language (2010), The Story of English in 100 Words (2011), Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling (2012), and Wordsmithsand Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain (with Hilary Crystal, 2013).

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