Category Archives: Linguistics
The paths of the Cambridge Library Collection and Charles Dickens have crossed several times – remarkable, given that Dickens is (of course) one of Britain’s greatest novelists, and we don’t publish much fiction. But of the short experimental (for us) … Continue reading
It may seem odd that the foremost collector, compiler and editor of traditional British songs and ballads was an American, and odder still that he has a place among the great, good, and eccentric of the Oxford Dictionary of National … Continue reading
Dipping into Thomas Wright’s two-volume Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English, Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century Which are No Longer in Use, or Are Not Used in the Same Sense; and Words Which Are … Continue reading
This means ‘song festival’ in Estonian, but actually these pictures, courtesy of Him Indoors, are of the procession, the song and dance festivals.