ENG 315: English Language, Historical & Analytical



Librarian Contact:
  • Molly R. Flaspohler, MLS, MLA    
    E-mail:   mflaspoh@cord.edu
    Phone:  218.299.4643
    Office:  LIB 209
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Reference Collection:
  • Barnhart, Robert, ed.  The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology.  New York:  Wilson, 1988.  Print.
    Reference PE 1580 .B35
  • Berg, Donna Lee.  A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford:  Oxford UP, 1993.  Print.
    Reference PE 1625 .O8 B4
  • Cowie, Anthony Paul.  The Oxford History of English Lexicography.  Oxford:  Clarendon Press, 2009.  Print.
    Reference PE 1611 .O944 2009
  • Crystal, David, and Ben Crystal.  Shakespeare's Words.  London, UK:  Penguin Books Ltd., 2008.  Web.  08 Oct. 2012. 
  • Green, Jonathon.  Green's Dictionary of Slang.  Edinburgh:  Chambers, 2010.  Print.
    Reference PE 3721 .G73 2010
  • Farrow, James M., ed.  The Works of the Bard.  Sydney, AU:  U of Sydney Information Technologies, n.d.  (Note:  This server was VERY slow and temperamental.  While a number of writers suggest this as a good source, I had a difficult time accessing it.)   
  • Hendrickson, Robert.  The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins.  3rd ed.  New York:  Facts on File, 2004. Print.
    Reference PE 1689 .H46 2004
  • Meltzer, Peter E., ed.  The Thinker's Thesaurus:  Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words.  Expanded 2nd ed.  New York:  W. W. Norton & Co., 2010. Print.
    Reference PE 1591 .M459 2010
  • Morris, William, and Mary.  Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins.   3 vols.  New York:  Harper & Row, 1962.  Print.
    Reference PE 1580 .M6
  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology.  Ed. C. T. Onions, G. W. S. Friedrichsen, and R. W. Burchfield.  Oxford:  Clarendon, 1966.  Print.
    Reference PE 1580 .O94 1966
  • Oxford English Dictionary.  2nd ed.  20 vols.  Oxford:  Clarendon, 1989.  Print.
    Reference PE 1625 .O8
OED Online.  2012.  New York:  Oxford UP.  Web.  04 Oct. 2012.
  • Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series.  Ed. John Simpson and Edmund Weiner.  3 vols.  Oxford:  Clarendon, 1993.  Print.
    Reference PE 1625 .O81
  • Shipley, Joseph T.  Dictionary of Word Origins.  New York:  Philosophical Library, 1945.  HathiTrust Digital Library.  Web.  04 Oct. 2012.
    Reference PE 1580 .S595
  • ---.  The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins UP, 1984.  Print.
    Reference PE 1571 .S55 1984
  • Skeat, Walter W.  An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language.  Mineola, NY:  Dover Publications, 2005.  Print.
    Reference PE 1580 .S5 2005

  • Spevack, Marvin.  A Complete and Systematic Concordance to the Works of Shakespeare.  9 vols.  Hildesheim:   George Olms, 1968-1980.  Print.
    Reference PR 2892 .S6
  • ---.   The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare.  Cambridge:  Harvard UP, 1973.  Print.
    Reference PR 2892 .S62
  • Tatlock, John S. P., and Arthur Garfield Kennedy.  A Concordance to the Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and to the Romaunt of the Rose.  Gloucester, MA:  P. Smith, 1963.  Print.
    Reference PR 1941. T38 1963
  • Urban Dictionary.  San Francisco, CA:  Urban Dictionary LLC, 2012. Web.  08 Oct. 2012.
  • Watkins, Calvert, ed.  The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.  Rev 2nd ed.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 2000.  Print.
    Reference P 615 .A44 2000
Main Collection:
  • A Companion to the History of the English Language.  Ed. Haruko Momma and Michael Matto.  Chichester, UK:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.  Print.
    Main Collection PE 1072 .C668 2008
  • The Oxford History of English.  Ed. Lynda Mugglestone.  Oxford:  Oxford UP, 2006.  Print.
    Main Collection PE 1075 .O94 2006
Reserve Collection:

  • Crystal, David.  The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.  Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge UP, 2003.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_2
  • ---.  Words, Words, Words.  Oxford:  Oxford UP, 2007. Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_9

  • Davies, Peter.  Roots, Family Histories of Familiar Words.  New York:  McGraw-Hill, 1981.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_13
  • Heller, Louis G., Alexander Humez, and Malcah Dror.  The Private Lives of English Words.  Detroit, MI:  Gale Research, 1984.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_11
  • Hughes, Geoffrey.  Words in Time:  The Social History of the English Vocabulary.  New York:  Blackwell, 1988.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_6
  • Katamba, Francis.  English Words:  Structure, History, Usage.  2nd ed.  New York:  Routledge, 2005.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_5
  • Klein, Ernest.  A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language.  2 vols.  New York:  Elsevier, 1966.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_3 (Volume 1)
    Reserve Collection
    ENG_315_4 (Volume 2)
  • Lerer, Seth.  Inventing English:  A Portable History of the Language.  New York:  Columbia UP, 2007.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_12
  • Limburg, Peter R.  Stories Behind Words:  The Origins and Histories of 285 English Words.  New York:  H. W. Wilson, 1986.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_8
  • McWhorter, John.  Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue:  The Untold History of English.  New York:   Gotham Books, 2008.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_10
  • Rawson, Hugh.  Devious Derivations:  Popular Misconceptions--and More Than 1,000 True Origins of Common Words and Phrases.  New York:  Crown, 1994.  Print.
    Reserve Collection ENG_315_7