Suggested Reading/Bibliography:

Baugh, Albert C., Cable, Thomas. A History of the English Language. London: Routledge, 2002.

Bennett, Jeffrey O., Briggs, William L., Triola, Mario F. Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life. Second Edition. Addison Wesley Longman, 2002.

Efron, B., Thisted, R. Estimating the number of unknown species: How many words did Shakespeare know?. Biometrika, 1976, 63, 3, pp. 435-437.

Jucker, Andreas H. History of English and English Historical Linguistics. Stuttgart: Klett, 2000.

Mahood, M.M. Shakespeare's Wordplay. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,1979.

McQuain, Jeff. Coined by Shakespeare: Words and meanings first used by the bard.USA: Merriam-Webster. 1998.

Palfrey, Simon. Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1997.

Parker, Patricia. Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Soanes, Catherine and Stevenson, Angus. The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Wilbern, David. Poetic Will: Shakespeare and the Play of Language. Phiadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

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