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Selected Proceedings of the 2008 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX 2)
edited by R. W. McConchie, Alpo Honkapohja, and Jukka Tyrkkö
Printed edition: $220.00

Contents

Introduction
R. W. McConchie
v-vi (abstract or complete paper)

Astronaut, astrology, astrophysics: About Combining Forms, Classical Compounds and Affixoids
Dieter Kastovsky
1-13 (abstract or complete paper)

Borrowed Words: Using the Words of Others to Express What We Want to Say
Elizabeth Knowles
14-22 (abstract or complete paper)

The Evolution of Terms for Addressing the Readership in Late Modern English Cookery and Gardening Manuals
Daniela Cesiri
23-35 (abstract or complete paper)

English Purist Tendencies in a Comparative Perspective
András Cser
36-40 (abstract or complete paper)

Old English mōdig: Cognitive Semantics and Cultural Contact
Hans-Jürgen Diller
41-48 (abstract or complete paper)

Synonymic Variation in the Nineteenth-Century Lexicon of Petroleum
Pascaline Dury
49-59 (abstract or complete paper)

Jurebassos and Linguists: The East India Company and Early Modern English Words for 'Interpreter'
Samuli Kaislaniemi
60-73 (abstract or complete paper)

The Rivalry between English Adjectives Ending in -ive and -ory
Mark Kaunisto
74-87 (abstract or complete paper)

Multi-word Units of Meaning in 16th-century Legal Scots
Joanna Kopaczyk
88-95 (abstract or complete paper)

Dwarves, Pimps, and Galoots, or Chance, Luck, and Serendipity in an Etymologist's Work
Anatoly Liberman
96-103 (abstract or complete paper)

Mincing Words: A Diachronic View on English Cutting Verbs
Ville Marttila
104-122 (abstract or complete paper)

'Propagating what the Ancients taught and the moderns improved': The Sources of George Motherby's A New Medical Dictionary; or, a General Repository of Physic, 1775
R. W. McConchie
123-133 (abstract or complete paper)

Cider-Wenches and High Prized Pin-Boxes: Bawdy Terminology in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England
Minna Nevala and Marianna Hintikka
134-152 (abstract or complete paper)

Historical Development of Lexicographical Genres: Some Methodological Issues
Mirosława Podhajecka
153-170 (abstract or complete paper)

A Physical Dictionary (1657): The First English Medical Dictionary
Jukka Tyrkkö
171-187 (abstract or complete paper)

Aspects of Marketing the Miniature Samuel Johnson Dictionaries: Examples in the Cordell Collection
David E. Vancil
188-194 (abstract or complete paper)