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Philip Durkin,Oxford University Press
Philip Durkin is Principal Etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary. His Oxford Guide to Etymology (2009; paperback edition 2011) has become the standard work in the field.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction 1. Introducing Concepts 2. Introducing the Data Part II: Early COntacts in Continental Europe and Britain 3. Historical and Cultural Background to c. 1150 4. Very Early Borrowings into Germanic 5. Old English in Contact with Celtic Part III: Old English and Proto-Old English in Contact with latin Introduction to Part III 6. An Overview of Latin Loanwords in Old English 7. Interrogating the Data from Chapter 6 8. Methodologies: sound change; word geography; loanwords versus semantic borrowing Conclusions to Part III Part IV: Scandinavian Influence Introduction to Part IV 9. Introduction to Scandinavian Loanwords in English 10. Identifying Scandinavian Borrowings, and Assessing their Impact Conclusions to Part IV Part V: Borrowing from French and Latin in Middle English Introduction to Part V 11. Exploring the Contact Situation and Identifying Loans 12. Quantifying French and Latin Contributions to Middle English 13. Example Passages from English and Multilingual Texts Conclusions to Part V Part VI: Loanwords into English after 1500; how Borrowing has Affected the Lexicon Introduction to Part VI 14. Borrowing from Latin and French after 1500 15. Loanwords from Other Languages: test cases 16. Long-term Effects of Loanwords on the Shape of the English Lexicon 17. General Conclusions and Pointers for Further Investigation References Index