Ordered profusion; studies in dictionaries and the English lexicon, Volumes 13-15

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C. Winter, 1973 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 166 pages
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Contents

Preface Contents List of Tables List of Figures
10
Bibliography Introduction
11
7e Computer Dictionary CD
13
Plan and execution
15
Sample wordlist
16
Technology
17
Dictionaries
20
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary SOED
21
Corrections of dates mainly from Notes and Queries 13 Samples of words with corrected dates 14 Words of letter A antedated by more than 100 year...
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Some Remarks on the Statistics of Originality
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Vocabulary growth 15901612 1760 ff and 1848 ff 16 New words 1599
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General Remarks on the Growth Curves
71
Wordclasses in the CD
74
21 Other Wordclasses
77
Status
83
Obsolete archaic rare
85

The Advanced Learners Dictionary ALD
23
A General Service List of English Words GSL
25
Analysis of the Computer Dictionary
26
Number of Words in the Computer Dictionary
27
11 Chronological Distribution
28
Chronological distribution of the vocabulary
30
Words before 1460
31
OED Sourcematerial and SOEDcurve
37
Lettercurves and Editorinfluence
38
Distribution of OED Source Material Letter
42
Erroranalysis
44
Examples from the OED
47
Correction of Dates
50
Corrections of dates
52
In the English of the U S A
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Lifetime matrix of obsolete words in the SOED 24 U S labels in the SOED and the
94
25 Other Status Labels
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Fields in the CD
103
Age Meaning Wordlength
106
26b Relationship between age and number of meanings
109
27ac Relationship between age and word length
111
Etymology
115
Etymological spectrum of the CD Languages contributing more than 1
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Etymological spectrum of the CD Languages contributing less than 1 6o 30 Etymological impact
121
The French element before 1460
126
Profusion and the Discovery of Order
158
Copyright