Seminar ‘History of the English language'

The seminar will concentrate on aspects of semantic and lexical change in the history of English. Students' original research will focus on the analysis of semantic and lexical change within a chosen semantic field.

 

Starting from the examination of the Old English data, students will compile a database of words from a chosen semantic field from the Thesaurus of Old English. Have a look at this site to explore the online full version of the Thesaurus (the printed version available from the English Department Library). Further aspects of student's research will involve the examination of the lexical and semantic change effecting words within the specific semantic field in the history of English. This will be done through the examination of the Historical Thesaurus of English, which can be found here (test website with a limited number of sections available for searching, the printed version available from the English Department Library), and the OED (Oxford English Dictionary).  

Autor: Jerzy Wójcik
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 22.01.2010, godz. 13:16 - Jerzy Wójcik