Prof Christian Kay

  • HONORARY PROFESSORIAL RESEARCH FELLOW (English Language)

telephone: 01413304150
email: Christian.Kay@glasgow.ac.uk

R205 Level 2
English Language
12 University Gardens


Research interests

  • Contemporary and historical Semantics, especially Cognitive Semantics 
  • History of the English Language
  • Lexicology and Lexicography, especially thesauri
  • The use of databases and corpora in teaching and research

Publications

A list of publications is available here.

Biography

Professor Emeritus Christian Kay joined the English Language Department in 1969 as a Research Assistant on the Historical Thesaurus of English project. Forty years later, in 2009, she saw the project published by Oxford University Press as the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (HTOED). The book met with considerable media interest and critical acclaim, winning the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year Award in 2009. Sales have far exceeded expectations, and royalties are being used to fund postgraduate scholarships in English language.

Professor Kay’s primary research interests are in historical semantics, classification, and the application of the cognitive semantics paradigm to the development of the English lexicon. In addition to the Historical Thesaurus of English, a classification of the English lexicon from Old English to the present day, she co-edited A Thesaurus of Old English (Roberts and Kay 2000), and directed its online version (British Academy funding, 2005). She initiated two spin-off packages from the thesaurus projects, both funded by the Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre: Learning with the Thesaurus of Old English (with Carole Hough, 2007), and Word Webs: Exploring Vocabulary (with John Corbett, 2008).

Professor Kay has a longstanding interest in the use of computers in teaching and research and was a founding member of the STELLA project (Computers in Teaching Initiative, 1987), serving for many years as its director. Units she authored on Punctuation, Metre and Grammar are still available there. She co-directed the LILT project (Languages into Language Teaching, funded by the Scottish Office Education Department), a database of linguistic terminology and classroom materials, in co-operation with the Departments of Education at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities . She founded SCOTS (Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech, EPSRC and AHRC grants), the first corpus of its kind for contemporary Scots and Scottish English, and contributed to its successor, the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW). Her commitment to language in Scotland is further shown by her convenorship of Scottish Language Dictionaries, the body responsible for the major academic dictionaries of Scots, including the online Dictionary of the Scots Language.

Professor Kay is also interested in how colour is expressed in languages, and was a founder member of the interdisciplinary Glasgow Colour Studies Group, which meets regularly and has run two conferences, Progress in Colour Studies 2004 and 2008.

Future plans include writing a textbook on Historical Semantics and a history of the English language based on evidence from HTOED. Although she no longer teaches regularly, she is happy to meet students interested in any of the above topics.


 

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2014

Kay, C., and Alexander, M. (2014) Historical and Synchronic Thesauruses. In: Durkin, P. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

2011

Smith, J.J., and Kay, C. (2011) The pragmatics of punctuation in Older Scots. In: Pahta, P. and Jucker, A. (eds.) Communicating Early English Manuscripts. Series: Studies in English language . Cambridge University Press, pp. 212-225. ISBN 9780521193290

Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R., (Eds.) (2011) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Anderson, J., Alexander, M., Kay, C., and Sarwar, M. (2011) Data mining and search enhancements using the Historical Thesaurus of English. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Search and Mining Entity-relationship Data, 24-28 Oct 2011, Glasgow.

2010

Kay, C. (2010) Classification: principles and practice. In: Adams, M. (ed.) Cunning Passages, Contrived Corridors: Unexpected Essays in the History of Lexicography. Polimetrica, Monza, Italy. ISBN 9788876992070

Kay, C., and Alexander, M. (2010) How to Use the Historical Thesaurus. Documentation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Kay, C., and Alexander, M. (2010) Life after the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 31 . pp. 107-112. ISSN 0197-6745

2009

Kay, C., Roberts, J., Samuels, M. and Wotherspoon, I., (Eds.) (2009) Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199208999

Corbett, J.B., and Kay, C. (2009) Understanding Grammar in Scotland Today. Association for Scottish Literary Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780948877933

Kay, C. (2009) Issues for historical corpora: first catch your word. In: Archer, D. (ed.) What's in a Word-List?: Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction. Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities . Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 66-76. ISBN 9780754672401

Kay, C. (2009) The Historical Thesaurus of English: past, present and future. In: Tissari, H. (ed.) Approaches to Language and Cognition. Series: VARIENG: Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English (3). University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

2008

Kay, C., and Corbett, J. (2008) Word Webs: Exploring English Vocabulary. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

2007

Anderson, J., Beavan, D., and Kay, C. (2007) The Scottish corpus of texts and speech. In: Beal, J.C., Corrigan, K.P. and Moisl, H.L. (eds.) Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora. Palgrave, New York, USA, pp. 17-34. ISBN 9781403943668

Biggam, C., Bray, R., Hough, C., Kay, C., O’Hare, C., Robertson, R., and Wild, K. (2007) Learning with the Online Thesaurus of Old English (TOE). Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

2006

Biggam, C., Kay, C.J. and Pitchford, N., (Eds.) (2006) Progress in Colour Studies 1: Language and Culture. J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789027232397

Kay, C.J., and Mulvenna, C. (2006) Synaesthesia, neurology and language. In: Pitchford, N. and Biggam, C.P. (eds.) Progress in Colour Studies 2: Psychological Aspects. Benjamins, pp. 203-224. ISBN 9027232407

2005

Kay, C.J., and Wotherspoon, I. (2005) Semantic relationships in the historical thesaurus of english. Lexicographica, 21 (Specia). pp. 47-57. ISSN 0175-6206

Kay, C.J. and Mackay, M.A., (Eds.) (2005) Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue: A Celebration of DOST. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748622818

Kay, C.J. (2005) A thesaurus of old English online. Old English Newsletter, 38 (3). pp. 36-40. ISSN 0030-1973

2004

Kay, C.J. and Smith, J.J., (Eds.) (2004) Categorization in the History of English. Series: Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series 4: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9781588116192

Kay, C.J., Wotherspoon, I. and Hough, C., (Eds.) (2004) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics : Selected Papers From 12th ICEHL, Glasgow, 21-26 August 2002. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027247650

Kay, C.J., Horobin, S. and Smith, J.J., (Eds.) (2004) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics I: Syntax and Morphology. Benjamins, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027247636

Kay, C.J., Horobin, S. and Smith, J.J., (Eds.) (2004) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics II: Lexis and Transmission. Benjamins, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027247650

Kay, C.J. (2004) History of the English language - a brief overview. In: Soukhanov, A.H. (ed.) Encarta Webster's Dictionary of the English Language. Bloomsbury, New York, USA, xxiii-xxvii. ISBN 9781582345109

Kay, C.J. (2004) When ignorance is wisdom: some day-to-day problems of classification. In: Kay, C.J. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) Categorization in the History of English. Series: Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series 4: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 261 (261). Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 59-69. ISBN 9781588116192

Kay, C.J., and Roberts, J. (2004) Definitions for a new age. Poetica, 62 . pp. 53-68. ISSN 0287-1629

Smith, J.J. (2004) Introduction. In: Kay, C.J., Horobin, S. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics 1: Syntax and Morphology. Benjamins, Amsterdam, ix-x. ISBN 9789027247636

2002

Kay, C., Corbett, J., Anderson, J., Beavan, D., Douglas, F., Thompson, H., and O'Donnell, T. (2002) SCOTS (Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech). Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Kay, C., and McGonigal, J. (2002) Lilt Project (Language into Languages Teaching). Scottish Executive Education Department, Glasgow, UK.

Kay, C.J., and Wotherspoon, I. (2002) Turning the dictionary inside out: some issues in the compilation of a historical thesaurus. In: Díaz Vera, J.E. (ed.) A Changing World of Words: Studies in English Historical Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics. Series: Costerus: new series (141). Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 109-135. ISBN 9789042013308

Kay, C.J., and Wotherspoon, I. (2002) Wreak, wrack, rack and (w)ruin: the history of some confused spellings. In: Fanego, T., Mendez-Naya, B. and Seoane, E. (eds.) Sounds, words, texts and change. Benjamins, pp. 129-143. ISBN 9781588111968

2001

Roberts, J.A., Kay, C.J. and Sylvester, L., (Eds.) (2001) Lexis and Texts in Early English: Studies Presented to Jane Roberts. Series: Costerus: new series. Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042010017

Anderson, J.G., Fortier, P., Horobin, S., and Kay, C. (2001) Literary and Linguistic Computing [Guest Editors]. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 16 (1 and ). ISSN 0268-1145

Kay, C.J., Wotherspoon, I., and Sylvester, L. (2001) One thesaurus leads to another: TOE, HTE, TME. In: Roberts, J.A., Kay, C.J. and Sylvester, L. (eds.) Lexis and Texts in Early English: Studies Presented to Jane Roberts. Series: Costerus: new series (133). Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 173-186. ISBN 9789042010017

2000

Coleman, J. and Kay, C., (Eds.) (2000) Lexicology, Semantics, and Lexicography: Selected Papers from the Fourth G.L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998. Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science; series IV, current issues in linguistic theory. J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9781556199721

Kay, C. (2000) Historical semantics and historical lexicography: will the twain ever meet? In: Coleman, J. and Kay, C. (eds.) Lexicology, Semantics, and Lexicography: Selected Papers from the Fourth G.L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998. Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science; series IV, current issues in linguistic theory . J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 53-68. ISBN 9781556199721

Kay, C. (2000) Metaphors we lived by: pathways between old and modern English. In: Roberts, J.A. and Nelson, J.L. (eds.) Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Related Themes in Memory of Lynne Grundy. Series: King's College London medieval studies (17). Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, London, UK, pp. 273-285. ISBN 9780952211990

Roberts, J.A., Kay, C., and Grundy, L. (2000) A Thesaurus of Old English: In Two Volumes. Series: Costerus; new series (131-13). Rodopi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789042015630

1999

Kay, C. (1999) History of the English language. In: Encarta World English Dictionary. Bloomsbury, London, UK, xxiii-xxvii. ISBN 9780747543718

Kay, C., and Corbett, J. (1999) The Sound of Scottish Writers. Other. Scran, part of RCAHMS.

1998

Kay, C. (1998) Historical Thesaurus of English: progress report. Henry Sweet Society Bulletin, 1998 (May). pp. 95-99. ISSN 0267-4971

Kay, C. (1998) The 'Historical Thesaurus of English' as a tool for place-name research. Scottish Place-Name News, 5 . pp. 6-7.

1997

Kay, C. (1997) Historical semantics and material culture. In: Pearce, S.M. (ed.) Experiencing Material Culture in the Western World. Series: Contemporary issues in museum culture . Leicester University Press, London, UK, pp. 49-64. ISBN 9780718500214

Kay, C., and Roberts, J. (1997) A thesaurus of old English. In: van Dalen-Oskam, K.H., Depuydt, K.A.C., Pijnenburg, W.J.J. and Schoonheim, T.H. (eds.) Dictionaries of Medieval Germanic Languages: A Survey of Current Lexicographical Projects. Series: International medieval research (2). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 31-40. ISBN 9782503506012

Kay, C., and Wotherspoon, I. (1997) A thesaurus of English. In: van Dalen-Oskam, K.H., Depuydt, K.A.C., Pijnenburg, W.J.J. and Schoonheim, T.H. (eds.) Dictionaries of Medieval Germanic Languages: A Survey of Current Lexicographical Projects. Series: International medieval research (2). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 49-54. ISBN 9782503506012

1995

Kay, C., and Anderson, J. (1995) ARIES: Assisted Revision in English Style. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

1994

Kay, C. (1994) Historical thesaurus of English: progress and plans. In: Kytö, M., Rissanen, M. and Wright, S. (eds.) Corpora Across the Centuries: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on English Diachronic Corpora, St Catharine's College Cambridge, 25-27 March 1993. Series: Language and computers (11). Rodopi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 111-120. ISBN 9789051836158

Kay, C. (1994) Word lists for a changing world. In: Hüllen, W. (ed.) The World in a List of Words. Series: Lexicographica; series maior (58). M. Niemeyer, Tübingen, Germany, pp. 67-75. ISBN 9783484309586

Kay, C. (1994) A lexical view of two societies: a comparison of The Scots Thesaurus and A Thesaurus of Old English. In: Fenton, A. and MacDonald, D.A. (eds.) Studies in Scots and Gaelic: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Languages of Scotland. Cannongate Academic and the Linguistic Survey of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 41-47. ISBN 9781898410119

Kay, C., and Roberts, J. (1994) Thesaurus. In: Asher, R.E. and Simpson, J.M.Y. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Pergamon, Oxford, UK, pp. 4603-4605. ISBN 9780080359434

1991

Kay, C. (1991) English Grammar: An Introduction. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

1990

Kay, C. (1990) The Basics of English Metre. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Kay, C., and Chase, T.J. (1990) Semantic approaches to an historical thesaurus. In: Tomaszczyk, J. and Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B. (eds.) Meaning and Lexicography. Series: Linguistic & literary studies in Eastern Europe (28). J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 303-313. ISBN 9789027215338

Kay, C.J., and Smith, J.J. (1990) Is there a Teacher in this Class? English Language and the STELLA project at Glasgow University. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 5 (1). pp. 77-80. ISSN 0268-1145 (doi:10.1093/llc/5.1.77)

1987

Kay, C., and Chase, T.J.P. (1987) Constructing a thesaurus database. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 2 (3). pp. 161-163. ISSN 0268-1145

1984

Gordon, A., Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1984) Collins FCE Handbook: For the Revised Cambridge Examination. Collins Educational, London, UK. ISBN 9780003706307

Kay, C. (1984) The Historical Thesaurus of English. In: Hartmann, R.R.K. (ed.) LEXeter '83 Proceedings: Papers from the International Conference on Lexicography at Exeter, 9-12 September 1983. Series: Lexicographica; series maior (1). M. Niemeyer, Tübingen, Germany, pp. 87-90. ISBN 9783484309012

1981

Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1981) Preliminary English Practice Tests. Collins, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780003700305

1980

Terrell, P. and Kay, C., (Eds.) (1980) Collins German-English, English-German Dictionary. Collins, London, UK. ISBN 9780004334806

Kay, C., and Collier, L.W. (1980) The 'Historical Thesaurus of English'. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 3 . pp. 88-112. ISSN 0197-6745

1979

Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1979) English Through Pictures Book I: Guided Composition for Beginners. Collins, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780003700152

Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1979) English Through Pictures Book II: Guided Composition for Lower Intermediate Students. Collins, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780003700169

1975

Kay, C., and Samuels, M.L. (1975) Componential analysis in semantics: its validity and applications. Transactions of the Philological Society, 74 (1). pp. 49-81. ISSN 0079-1636 (doi:10.1111/j.1467-968X.1975.tb01167.x)

1964

Kay, C., and Blankenship, J. (1964) Hesitation phenomena in English speech: a study in distribution. Word, 20 (3). pp. 360-372.

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Article

Kay, C., and Alexander, M. (2010) Life after the historical thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 31 . pp. 107-112. ISSN 0197-6745

Kay, C.J., and Wotherspoon, I. (2005) Semantic relationships in the historical thesaurus of english. Lexicographica, 21 (Specia). pp. 47-57. ISSN 0175-6206

Kay, C.J. (2005) A thesaurus of old English online. Old English Newsletter, 38 (3). pp. 36-40. ISSN 0030-1973

Kay, C.J., and Roberts, J. (2004) Definitions for a new age. Poetica, 62 . pp. 53-68. ISSN 0287-1629

Anderson, J.G., Fortier, P., Horobin, S., and Kay, C. (2001) Literary and Linguistic Computing [Guest Editors]. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 16 (1 and ). ISSN 0268-1145

Kay, C. (1998) Historical Thesaurus of English: progress report. Henry Sweet Society Bulletin, 1998 (May). pp. 95-99. ISSN 0267-4971

Kay, C. (1998) The 'Historical Thesaurus of English' as a tool for place-name research. Scottish Place-Name News, 5 . pp. 6-7.

Kay, C.J., and Smith, J.J. (1990) Is there a Teacher in this Class? English Language and the STELLA project at Glasgow University. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 5 (1). pp. 77-80. ISSN 0268-1145 (doi:10.1093/llc/5.1.77)

Kay, C., and Chase, T.J.P. (1987) Constructing a thesaurus database. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 2 (3). pp. 161-163. ISSN 0268-1145

Kay, C., and Collier, L.W. (1980) The 'Historical Thesaurus of English'. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 3 . pp. 88-112. ISSN 0197-6745

Kay, C., and Samuels, M.L. (1975) Componential analysis in semantics: its validity and applications. Transactions of the Philological Society, 74 (1). pp. 49-81. ISSN 0079-1636 (doi:10.1111/j.1467-968X.1975.tb01167.x)

Kay, C., and Blankenship, J. (1964) Hesitation phenomena in English speech: a study in distribution. Word, 20 (3). pp. 360-372.

Book

Corbett, J.B., and Kay, C. (2009) Understanding Grammar in Scotland Today. Association for Scottish Literary Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780948877933

Kay, C., and McGonigal, J. (2002) Lilt Project (Language into Languages Teaching). Scottish Executive Education Department, Glasgow, UK.

Roberts, J.A., Kay, C., and Grundy, L. (2000) A Thesaurus of Old English: In Two Volumes. Series: Costerus; new series (131-13). Rodopi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789042015630

Gordon, A., Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1984) Collins FCE Handbook: For the Revised Cambridge Examination. Collins Educational, London, UK. ISBN 9780003706307

Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1981) Preliminary English Practice Tests. Collins, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780003700305

Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1979) English Through Pictures Book I: Guided Composition for Beginners. Collins, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780003700152

Kay, C., and Simmonds, F. (1979) English Through Pictures Book II: Guided Composition for Lower Intermediate Students. Collins, Glasgow, UK. ISBN 9780003700169

Book Section

Kay, C., and Alexander, M. (2014) Historical and Synchronic Thesauruses. In: Durkin, P. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

Smith, J.J., and Kay, C. (2011) The pragmatics of punctuation in Older Scots. In: Pahta, P. and Jucker, A. (eds.) Communicating Early English Manuscripts. Series: Studies in English language . Cambridge University Press, pp. 212-225. ISBN 9780521193290

Kay, C. (2010) Classification: principles and practice. In: Adams, M. (ed.) Cunning Passages, Contrived Corridors: Unexpected Essays in the History of Lexicography. Polimetrica, Monza, Italy. ISBN 9788876992070

Kay, C. (2009) Issues for historical corpora: first catch your word. In: Archer, D. (ed.) What's in a Word-List?: Investigating Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction. Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities . Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 66-76. ISBN 9780754672401

Kay, C. (2009) The Historical Thesaurus of English: past, present and future. In: Tissari, H. (ed.) Approaches to Language and Cognition. Series: VARIENG: Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English (3). University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Anderson, J., Beavan, D., and Kay, C. (2007) The Scottish corpus of texts and speech. In: Beal, J.C., Corrigan, K.P. and Moisl, H.L. (eds.) Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora. Palgrave, New York, USA, pp. 17-34. ISBN 9781403943668

Kay, C.J., and Mulvenna, C. (2006) Synaesthesia, neurology and language. In: Pitchford, N. and Biggam, C.P. (eds.) Progress in Colour Studies 2: Psychological Aspects. Benjamins, pp. 203-224. ISBN 9027232407

Kay, C.J. (2004) History of the English language - a brief overview. In: Soukhanov, A.H. (ed.) Encarta Webster's Dictionary of the English Language. Bloomsbury, New York, USA, xxiii-xxvii. ISBN 9781582345109

Kay, C.J. (2004) When ignorance is wisdom: some day-to-day problems of classification. In: Kay, C.J. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) Categorization in the History of English. Series: Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series 4: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 261 (261). Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 59-69. ISBN 9781588116192

Smith, J.J. (2004) Introduction. In: Kay, C.J., Horobin, S. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics 1: Syntax and Morphology. Benjamins, Amsterdam, ix-x. ISBN 9789027247636

Kay, C.J., and Wotherspoon, I. (2002) Turning the dictionary inside out: some issues in the compilation of a historical thesaurus. In: Díaz Vera, J.E. (ed.) A Changing World of Words: Studies in English Historical Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics. Series: Costerus: new series (141). Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 109-135. ISBN 9789042013308

Kay, C.J., and Wotherspoon, I. (2002) Wreak, wrack, rack and (w)ruin: the history of some confused spellings. In: Fanego, T., Mendez-Naya, B. and Seoane, E. (eds.) Sounds, words, texts and change. Benjamins, pp. 129-143. ISBN 9781588111968

Kay, C.J., Wotherspoon, I., and Sylvester, L. (2001) One thesaurus leads to another: TOE, HTE, TME. In: Roberts, J.A., Kay, C.J. and Sylvester, L. (eds.) Lexis and Texts in Early English: Studies Presented to Jane Roberts. Series: Costerus: new series (133). Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 173-186. ISBN 9789042010017

Kay, C. (2000) Historical semantics and historical lexicography: will the twain ever meet? In: Coleman, J. and Kay, C. (eds.) Lexicology, Semantics, and Lexicography: Selected Papers from the Fourth G.L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998. Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science; series IV, current issues in linguistic theory . J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 53-68. ISBN 9781556199721

Kay, C. (2000) Metaphors we lived by: pathways between old and modern English. In: Roberts, J.A. and Nelson, J.L. (eds.) Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Related Themes in Memory of Lynne Grundy. Series: King's College London medieval studies (17). Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, London, UK, pp. 273-285. ISBN 9780952211990

Kay, C. (1999) History of the English language. In: Encarta World English Dictionary. Bloomsbury, London, UK, xxiii-xxvii. ISBN 9780747543718

Kay, C. (1997) Historical semantics and material culture. In: Pearce, S.M. (ed.) Experiencing Material Culture in the Western World. Series: Contemporary issues in museum culture . Leicester University Press, London, UK, pp. 49-64. ISBN 9780718500214

Kay, C., and Roberts, J. (1997) A thesaurus of old English. In: van Dalen-Oskam, K.H., Depuydt, K.A.C., Pijnenburg, W.J.J. and Schoonheim, T.H. (eds.) Dictionaries of Medieval Germanic Languages: A Survey of Current Lexicographical Projects. Series: International medieval research (2). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 31-40. ISBN 9782503506012

Kay, C., and Wotherspoon, I. (1997) A thesaurus of English. In: van Dalen-Oskam, K.H., Depuydt, K.A.C., Pijnenburg, W.J.J. and Schoonheim, T.H. (eds.) Dictionaries of Medieval Germanic Languages: A Survey of Current Lexicographical Projects. Series: International medieval research (2). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 49-54. ISBN 9782503506012

Kay, C. (1994) Historical thesaurus of English: progress and plans. In: Kytö, M., Rissanen, M. and Wright, S. (eds.) Corpora Across the Centuries: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on English Diachronic Corpora, St Catharine's College Cambridge, 25-27 March 1993. Series: Language and computers (11). Rodopi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 111-120. ISBN 9789051836158

Kay, C. (1994) Word lists for a changing world. In: Hüllen, W. (ed.) The World in a List of Words. Series: Lexicographica; series maior (58). M. Niemeyer, Tübingen, Germany, pp. 67-75. ISBN 9783484309586

Kay, C. (1994) A lexical view of two societies: a comparison of The Scots Thesaurus and A Thesaurus of Old English. In: Fenton, A. and MacDonald, D.A. (eds.) Studies in Scots and Gaelic: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Languages of Scotland. Cannongate Academic and the Linguistic Survey of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 41-47. ISBN 9781898410119

Kay, C., and Roberts, J. (1994) Thesaurus. In: Asher, R.E. and Simpson, J.M.Y. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Pergamon, Oxford, UK, pp. 4603-4605. ISBN 9780080359434

Kay, C., and Chase, T.J. (1990) Semantic approaches to an historical thesaurus. In: Tomaszczyk, J. and Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B. (eds.) Meaning and Lexicography. Series: Linguistic & literary studies in Eastern Europe (28). J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 303-313. ISBN 9789027215338

Kay, C. (1984) The Historical Thesaurus of English. In: Hartmann, R.R.K. (ed.) LEXeter '83 Proceedings: Papers from the International Conference on Lexicography at Exeter, 9-12 September 1983. Series: Lexicographica; series maior (1). M. Niemeyer, Tübingen, Germany, pp. 87-90. ISBN 9783484309012

Edited Book

Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R., (Eds.) (2011) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Kay, C., Roberts, J., Samuels, M. and Wotherspoon, I., (Eds.) (2009) Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199208999

Biggam, C., Kay, C.J. and Pitchford, N., (Eds.) (2006) Progress in Colour Studies 1: Language and Culture. J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789027232397

Kay, C.J. and Mackay, M.A., (Eds.) (2005) Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue: A Celebration of DOST. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748622818

Kay, C.J. and Smith, J.J., (Eds.) (2004) Categorization in the History of English. Series: Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series 4: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9781588116192

Kay, C.J., Wotherspoon, I. and Hough, C., (Eds.) (2004) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics : Selected Papers From 12th ICEHL, Glasgow, 21-26 August 2002. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027247650

Kay, C.J., Horobin, S. and Smith, J.J., (Eds.) (2004) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics I: Syntax and Morphology. Benjamins, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027247636

Kay, C.J., Horobin, S. and Smith, J.J., (Eds.) (2004) New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics II: Lexis and Transmission. Benjamins, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027247650

Roberts, J.A., Kay, C.J. and Sylvester, L., (Eds.) (2001) Lexis and Texts in Early English: Studies Presented to Jane Roberts. Series: Costerus: new series. Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042010017

Coleman, J. and Kay, C., (Eds.) (2000) Lexicology, Semantics, and Lexicography: Selected Papers from the Fourth G.L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998. Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science; series IV, current issues in linguistic theory. J. Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9781556199721

Terrell, P. and Kay, C., (Eds.) (1980) Collins German-English, English-German Dictionary. Collins, London, UK. ISBN 9780004334806

Research Report or Paper

Kay, C., and Alexander, M. (2010) How to Use the Historical Thesaurus. Documentation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Kay, C., and Corbett, J. (2008) Word Webs: Exploring English Vocabulary. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Biggam, C., Bray, R., Hough, C., Kay, C., O’Hare, C., Robertson, R., and Wild, K. (2007) Learning with the Online Thesaurus of Old English (TOE). Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Kay, C., Corbett, J., Anderson, J., Beavan, D., Douglas, F., Thompson, H., and O'Donnell, T. (2002) SCOTS (Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech). Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Kay, C., and Corbett, J. (1999) The Sound of Scottish Writers. Other. Scran, part of RCAHMS.

Kay, C., and Anderson, J. (1995) ARIES: Assisted Revision in English Style. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Kay, C. (1991) English Grammar: An Introduction. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Kay, C. (1990) The Basics of English Metre. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Conference Proceedings

Anderson, J., Alexander, M., Kay, C., and Sarwar, M. (2011) Data mining and search enhancements using the Historical Thesaurus of English. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Search and Mining Entity-relationship Data, 24-28 Oct 2011, Glasgow.

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