[Humanist] 24.104 new publication: Lexicons of Early Modern English

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 104.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:35:48 +0100
        From: UTP Journals <thawkic551 at rogers.com>
        Subject: Lexicons of Early Modern English

Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME)<http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html>

Locating historical references and accessing manuscripts can be difficult with countless hours spent searching for a single text for the sparsest of contributions to your research.

Lexicons of Early Modern English is a growing historical database offering scholars unprecedented access to early books and manuscripts documenting the growth and development of the English language. With more than 575,000 word-entries from 166 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, glossaries, and linguistic treatises, encyclopedic and other lexical works from the beginning of printing in England in 1702, as well as tools updated annually, LEME http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html  sets the standard for modern linguistic research on the English language.

Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English!

•      166 Searchable lexicons
•      112 Fully analyzed lexicons
•      575 270 Total word entries
•      35 4921 Fully analyzed word entries
•      60 891 Total English modern headwords

There are two versions of LEME, a public one and a licensed one. The public version of LEME allows anyone, anywhere, to do simple searches on the multilingual lexical database. The licensed version of LEME is designed as a full-featured scholarly resource for original research into the entire lexical content of Early Modern English.

LEME http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html  is designed as a full-featured scholarly resource that allows you to search the entire lexical content of Early Modern English. It provides exciting research opportunities for linguistic historians through the following powerful features:

•      Searchable word-entries (simple, wildcard, Boolean, and proximity)
•      Documentary period database of more than 10,000 works from the Early Modern era
•      Large primary bibliography of more than 1,000 early works known to include lexical information
•      Browseable page-by-page transcriptions of lexical works
•      A selection list of editorially lemmatized headwords unique to each lexical text
•      Continually updated new dictionaries, glossaries, and tools each year

What’s New?
LEME http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html   has recently added the Pepys manuscript to our database (Medulla Grammatice, from the transcription of Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library MS 2002 by Jeffrey F. Huntsman (1973), with his permission). This Latin-English dictionary, dated ca. 1480, has 16,908 word-entries, 56 percent of which include English glosses, generally written in a Northeast Midlands dialect. The Texts of the Medulla Grammatice begin in the late 14th century thus deepening LEME<http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html>’s references into the era of early modern English.   As an example, the Pepys manuscript offers the first occurrence of the English word “dictionary”--”Dixionarius ij anglice Dixionare” (32v).

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