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Wartime Citations in Ernest Weekley’s An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1921) and Contemporary Dictionaries

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Ernest Weekley (1865–1954) was a linguist and writer who specialized in French and German, and in English etymology; he was widely known during his lifetime as a popular writer on etymology and the history of names, most of his books being published by John Murray (London). He was in his early years self-educated, but later studied at Bern, Paris and Freiburg, where he worked under Friedrich Kluge, author of Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache.1 He was Professor of French and Head of Modern Languages at the University of Nottingham from 1898 until 1938.

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Walker, J. (2016). Wartime Citations in Ernest Weekley’s An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1921) and Contemporary Dictionaries. In: Declercq, C., Walker, J. (eds) Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory. Palgrave Studies in Languages at War. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137550361_14

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