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Title: The obsolescence of words : a study, based chiefly on the New English Dictionary, of changes in our vocabulary since ca.1650
Author: Dike, Edwin Berck
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1933
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One aim, though intricate in all of its ramifications, underlies this study: it is to discover how and why words become obsolete. That the aim, thus stated, is incapable of complete realization, is perhaps obvious; and accordingly only two eras of English life and literature were particularly looked at, and only certain approaches were made. The choice of the Restoration and queen Anne Periods was not precisely arbitrary, but was somewhat dictated by the materials in the New English Dictionary.; and an effort has been made throughout to treat of these times not as isolated microcosms, but with historical sympathy and propriety.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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