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Hanks, Patrick

Overview
Works: 117 works in 633 publications in 2 languages and 11,992 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  History  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Patrick Hanks
A dictionary of first names by Patrick Hanks( Book )

61 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 2,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of linguistic, historical, and associated information and about some 7,000 names
A dictionary of surnames by Patrick Hanks( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 2,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the origin and meaning of over 70,000 surnames in the English speaking world that are of European derivation
Dictionary of American family names( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the names looked up were present, so this three-volume dictionary cannot be far off its claim to have 85% of American surnames. Entries provide frequency of occurrence in the population, an explanation or definition of the name, language of origin, original spelling, region, typology
Lexical analysis : norms and exploitations by Patrick Hanks( )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lexically based, corpus-driven theoretical approach to meaning in language that distinguishes between patterns of normal use and creative exploitations of norms
A concise dictionary of first names by Patrick Hanks( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survery of over 6000 first names used in the English-speaking world, with their linguistic and ethnic roots explained
Collins dictionary of the English language by Patrick Hanks( Book )

69 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and German and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides English spelling and usage and offers insight into different aspects of the English language and literature
The new Oxford dictionary of English by Judy Pearsall( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Oxford Dictionary of English focuses on English as it is really used in the late 20th century, informed by currently available evidence and current thinking, and compiled after an in-depth analysis of computerised databases of current English
Babies' names by Patrick Hanks( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brand new edition of Babies' Names will help you find the right name for your baby. The book gives over 2,500 names in common use in the English-speaking world with information on their meanings and origins. It spans traditional names, from Anne and Albert to Victoria and William, to modern names, from Azalea and Bryn to Brooklyn and Zanna and everything in between. New to this edition is an article with on how to find the right name or create your own, as well as additional material within entries on well-known bearers of the name, real and fictional. In addition to the A-Z list of names there is an appendix including thematic indexes for many names categories such as Biblical names, names from television and films, names from literature and popular culture, pet forms and nicknames, as well a list of the most popular names by year and by region. Babies' Names has all the information parents-to-be need to make the all-important choice of naming their baby
The new Oxford thesaurus of English by Patrick Hanks( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dicionário de sinônimos, antônimos, termos relacionados, lista de substantivos e outros aspectos sobre palavras da língua inglesa com significados similares
A dictionary of first names by Patrick Hanks( )

in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive dictionary provides a fascinating collection of linguistic, historical, and associated information about some 6000 names, making it an ideal reference for linguists and family historians, as well as a source for choosing baby names
Business listening tasks by Patrick Hanks( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An A-Z of baby names by Patrick Hanks( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously Babies' Names and now reissued as An A-Z of Baby Names with new covers and essential updates, this bestselling A to Z will help you find the perfect name for your baby. The book lists over 2,500 names in common use in the English-speaking world with information on their meanings and origins
The Oxford names companion( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford dictionary of family names in Britain and Ireland by Patrick Hanks( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day
Encyclopedic world dictionary( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Collins concise dictionary of the English language( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphor and figurative language by Patrick Hanks( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from Aristotle to Lakoff and Johnson, and incorporating the work of philosophers, linguists, literary theorists, and cognitive psychologists, this wide-ranging and multidisciplinary six-volume collection on metaphor and figurative language is a new title from Routledge' s Critical Concepts in Linguistics series. Metaphor and Figurative Language is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context
Lexicology( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-volume collection presents classic and contemporary writings on the lexicon, embracing fields as disparate as philosophy of language, cognitive linguistics, prototype theory, and corpus linguistics
Dictionary of American family names( )

in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes
The Oxford minidictionary of first names by Patrick Hanks( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A dictionary of surnames
Alternative Names
Hanks, P. W.

Hanks, Patricia 1940-

Hanks, Patrick W.

Patrick Hanks British lexicographer

Patrick Hanks Brits lexicograaf

Patrick Hanks linguiste, lexicographe et onomasticien anglais

행크스, 패트릭

派區·漢克斯

Languages
English (407)

German (3)

Covers
A dictionary of surnamesDictionary of American family namesA concise dictionary of first namesThe new Oxford dictionary of EnglishBabies' namesThe new Oxford thesaurus of EnglishBusiness listening tasksThe Oxford names companion