Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
From clerks to corpora: essays on the English language yesterday and today
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8301-3960
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5009-440X
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8231-2400
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7870-6351
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Why is the Isle of Dogs in the Thames called Isle of Dogs? Did King Canute’s men bring English usage back to Jutland? How can we find out where English speakers suck their breath in to give a short response? And what did the Brontës do about dialect and think about foreign languages? The answers are in this collection of empirical work on English past and present in honour of Nils-Lennart Johannesson, Professor of English Language at Stockholm University. The first five chapters report individual studies forming an overview of current issues in the study of Old and Middle English phonology, lexis and syntax. The next six look at Early Modern and Modern English from a historical point of view, using data from corpora, manuscript archives, and fiction. Two more look at the Old English scholar JRR Tolkien and his work. The remaining chapters discuss aspects of Modern English. Several use corpora to look at English usage in itself or in relation to Swedish, French, or Norwegian. The last three look at grammatical models, the pragmatics of second language use, and modern English semantics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholms universitets förlag, 2015. , 391 p.
Series
Stockholm English Studies, ISSN 2002-0163 ; 2
Keyword [en]
English language history, Middle English, corpus studies
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114140DOI: 10.16993/sup.babISBN: 978-91-7635-004-1 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7635-005-8 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7635-006-5 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7635-007-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-114140DiVA: diva2:789957
Available from: 2015-02-21 Created: 2015-02-21 Last updated: 2016-11-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(8126 kB)212 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 8126 kBChecksum SHA-512
627cdfcb4d8efa4aab653dd9c0bad492017176a7a3753e0171ecfa11ed93b11339f2396d1c7ed4b9d1e9021e8afc17ce1684d145374f0036115b1c810898018b
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
Epub(3823 kB)14 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.epubFile size 3823 kBChecksum SHA-512
bcf5974cefdcae030cb8e4cb54d62d6efc79bde8f7bae4778d9c64d5721a6c3a8329422d0c1e38123dd13f8f1714246fafa9c0210a0027bc1fb7b4cbb0b75a02
Type fulltextMimetype application/epub+zip

Other links

Publisher's full texthttp://www.stockholmuniversitypress.se/site/books/detail/3/from-clerks-to-corpora/

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Shaw, PhilipErman, BrittMelchers, GunnelPeter, Sundkvist
By organisation
Department of English
Specific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 226 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 123 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf