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Introduction and Thesaurus. Second Revised Edition
A Thesaurus of Old English is conceptually arranged, and presents the vocabulary of Anglo-Saxon England within ordered categories. This allows the user to approach the materials of the Thesaurus by subject rather than through an alphabetic index as is the case for many thesauri. The provision of brief indications of meaning at all levels of this scheme allows word-senses to follow on from ideas explained, so that this thesaurus incorporates information about word meaning and could be described as an inside-out dictionary, with meanings first and then words.

In addition to providing hitherto unavailable information for linguists, historians of language, authors, students of English, and textual scholars, A Thesaurus of Old English is a rich resource for investigating social and cultural history, showing the development of concepts through the words that refer to them.

The Thesaurus can be consulted online at the University of Glasgow website.
A Thesaurus of Old English is conceptually arranged, and presents the vocabulary of Anglo-Saxon England within ordered categories. This allows the user to approach the materials of the Thesaurus by subject rather than through an alphabetic index as is the case for many thesauri. The provision of brief indications of meaning at all levels of this scheme allows word-senses to follow on from ideas explained, so that this thesaurus incorporates information about word meaning and could be described as an inside-out dictionary, with meanings first and then words.

In addition to providing hitherto unavailable information for linguists, historians of language, authors, students of English, and textual scholars, A Thesaurus of Old English is a rich resource for investigating social and cultural history, showing the development of concepts through the words that refer to them.

The Thesaurus can be consulted online at the University of Glasgow website.
This volume represents one of the first full-length studies carried out on material from the International Corpus of Learner English (ICLE), supplemented by data from younger learners and native speakers. It addresses three main goals:
a) the implementation of a developmental corpus methodology.
The study explores four corpora of argumentative writing, two sampled from advanced learners of different ages and two from corresponding native speakers of English. This way, the respective linguistic maturation in native and non-native writing can be traced with more explanatory power than could be yielded by a mere learner / native speaker contrast.
b) a functional account of adjective intensification in present-day written English.
Intensification is a singularly dynamic and innovative lexico-grammatical class. Despite their obvious limitations, small, text-type controlled corpora, such as the ones used here, make it feasible to examine this whole functional paradigm and identify the conceptual mechanisms of its continual innovation and semantic change.
c) the exploration of native vs. non-native usage and the notion of idiomaticity.
The main differences between native English usage and that of advanced learners rest not so much on grammatical structure, but on the rather elusive quality of 'idiomaticity'. In the limited domain of intensification, this notion is explored both qualitatively and arithmetically, with the aim of learning more about what it takes to use English idiomatically.
Author: Denis Bouchard
A study of why languages vary the way they do in the domain of adjectival modification in French as contrasted with other Indo-European languages (English, Celtic, Walloon, Romanian, Italian). Rejecting previous well-known analyses in terms of syntactic movement to various functional heads, the author proposes a model in which external properties of interfaces are the foundations from which the variation is derived. Limiting severely the technical apparatus of syntax, the author argues that the properties of number at the interfaces are shown to provide a simple and precise solution for longstanding problems of compositionality raised by adjectival modification. There is also a unified analysis of the many other properties involved. The model provides a principled explanation of the variation concerning nominals without determiners (bare NPs) and determiners without nominals (clitics).
Papers from the 23rd International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 23) Göteborg 22-26 May 2002
This book provides an up-to-date survey of current issues and approaches in corpus linguistics in the form of twenty-two recent research articles. The articles cover a wide range of topics illustrating the diversity of research that is characteristic of corpus linguistics today. Central themes are the relationship between theory, intuition and corpus data and the role of corpora in linguistic research. The majority of the articles are empirical studies of specific aspects of English, ranging from lexis and grammar to discourse and pragmatics. Other areas explored are language variation, language change and development, language learning, cross-linguistic comparisons of English and other languages, and the development of linguistic software tools. The contributors to the volume include some of the leading figures in the field such as M.A.K. Halliday, John Sinclair, Geoffrey Leech and Michael Hoey. The theoretical and methodological issues addressed in the volume demonstrate clearly the steady advance of an expanding discipline inspired by an empirical, usage-based approach to the study of language. The volume is essential reading for researchers and students interested in the use of computer corpora in linguistic research.
Selected papers from the Fifth Colloquium on Romance Linguistics, Groningen, 10-12 September 1998
This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Cinquième Colloque de Linguistique Romane/Fifth Colloquium on Romance Linguistics, which was held at Groningen University in September 1998. The theme of the colloquium was ‘adverbial modification in Romance languages'.
Therefore, adverbial modification is the common denominator of the works in this volume. However, and interestingly enough, the viewpoints taken by the Various authors differ considerably: some of the works deal with traditional adverbs (Ocampo, Kampers-Manhe, Bok-Bennema, Molendijk), others with elements such as mood (de Jonge, Quer) or negation (de Swart). Degree modification is discussed by Cover and Doetjes. Modifying clauses are the topic of Le Draoulec's article and modifying nominals play a central role in Schroten's contribution. A special type of modification is the pragmatic one, which is represented by Montolio's article. Also, various theoretical approaches are represented in this volume, such as the generative approach (e.g. Kampers-Manhe, Bok-Bennema), formal semantics (Molendijk, De Swart) and functional-cognitive linguistics (Ocampo, De Jonge), among other ones. Moreover, the languages dealt with are Catalan, French, Rumanian and Spanish.
Thus, this volume offers a wide perspective on adverbial modification in Romance languages both from a theoretical point of view as from the point of view of the different languages involved.
(Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz)
Author: Bardhyl Demiray
Die Publikation entspricht einem etymologischen Wörterbuch der albanischen Sprache. Die Bearbeitung des Materials gibt den aktuellen Stand der Forschung wieder. Dies bezieht sich sowohl auf die Erweiterung des Wortcorpus durch Einbau neuer Quellen, besonders der albanischen Dialektologie, als auch auf den gegenwärtigen Stand der Entwicklung der indogermanischen Sprachforschung. Die bedeutenden Fortschritte der Indogermanistik in den Bereichen diachroner Phonologie (z.B. Laryngaltheorie) und Morphologie machen es unter Anwendung verbesserter Methoden der etymologischen Forschung möglich, die diachrone Entwicklung des Albanischen von seiner Stellung innerhalb des indogermani-schen Rekonstruktionsmodells bis zu den ersten überlieferten Sprachdenkmälern in stark verbesserter form darzustellen. Bei der Untersuchung haben zwei Fakten besondere Berücksichtigung gefunden: zum einen die späte Überlieferung des Albanischen (15.-16. Jahrhundert), das unter den wichtigsten Nachfolgesprachen den jüngsten Zweig darstellt; zum anderen die starken Einflüsse durch vielfältige Kontakte zunächst mit dem Griechi-schen und Lateinischen und später innerhalb des Balkan-Sprachbundes. Im Gegensatz zu der älteren Forschung wird in diesem Werk der Versuch unternommen, den Entwicklungs-gang des indogermanischen Lexikons ins Albanische relativ-chronologisch darzustellen. Die Diskussion der einzelnen Lemmata impliziert die kritische Wertung älterer Ansätze, wo besonders eine exakte Bearbeitung der Wortbildung fehlte. Der an den Anfang der Untersuchung gestellte Überblick über die Vertretung des idg. Phonemsystems im Albanischen (S. 41-69) vermittelt dem Benützer schnelle Information über den gegenwärti-gen Stand der albanischen Phonologie unter Berücksichtigung der von dem Verfasser erzielten Ergebnisse.
Begründet von Cola Minis†

In Verbindung mit:
Elzbieta Adamczyk (Poznan)
Haraldr Bernharðsson (Reykjavík)
Elvira Glaser (Zürich)
Joseph Salmons (Madison, Wisconsin)
A.H. Touber (Riethoven)
Arjen Versloot (Amsterdam)

Herausgegeben von:
Guus Kroonen
Erika Langbroek
Arend Quak
Annelies Roeleveld

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The journal Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik includes studies on the older Germanic languages.

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The Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, founded in 1970, has a rich history of important publications. It was published as a book series until the end of 2015 and it is now published as a print and e-journal.
The journal Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik is an international peer-reviewed journal on Old Germanic languages, such as Gothic, Old Dutch, Old English, Old High German, Old Norse, Old Saxon and Middle Dutch, Middle English and Middle High German.
It includes topics and approaches that range from historical linguistics to literary studies, including onomastics, runology, manuscript studies, textual criticism and philology. Special issues on Old Germanic studies are published on a regular basis.
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