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Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los, and Benjamin Molineaux


Drawing on the resources created by the Institute of Historical Dialectology at the University of Edinburgh (now the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics), such as eLALME (the electronic version A Linguistic Atlas of Late Medieval English), LAEME (A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English) and LAOS (A Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots), this volume illustrates how traditional methods of historical dialectology can benefit from new methods of corpus data-collection to test out theoretical and empirical claims. In showcasing the results that these digital text resources can yield, the ... More

Keywords: Historical dialects, Corpus-building, Digital text resources, Corpus data-collection, Regional manuscript data, Linguistic analysis, Late Medieval English, Early Middle English, Older Scots, Provenance of historical texts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474430531
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhona Alcorn, editor
University of Edinburgh

Joanna Kopaczyk, editor
University of Glasgow

Bettelou Los, editor
University of Edinburgh

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1 Historical Dialectology and the Angus McIntosh Legacy

Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los and Benjamin Molineaux

Part 1 Creating and Mining Digital Resources

2 A Parsed Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English1

Robert Truswell, Rhona Alcorn, James Donaldson and Joel Wallenberg

4 Early Spelling Evidence for Scots L-vocalisation: A Corpus-based Approach

Benjamin Molineaux, Joanna Kopaczyk, Warren Maguire, Rhona Alcorn, Vasilis Karaiskos and Bettelou Los

Part II Segmental Histories

Part III Placing Features in Context

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