[Humanist] 25.478 publications: entries in LEME; D-Lib for November/December

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Wed Nov 16 08:39:28 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 478.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Bonnie Wilson <bwilson at cnri.reston.va.us>                 (55)
        Subject: The November/December 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available

  [2]   From:    UTP Journals <thawkic551 at rogers.com>                      (45)
        Subject: New entries in Lexicons of Early Modern English

        Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 21:44:34 +0000
        From: Bonnie Wilson <bwilson at cnri.reston.va.us>
        Subject: The November/December 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available


The November/December 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine 
(http://www.dlib.org/) is now available.

This issue contains four articles, three conference reports, several 
short pieces in the 'In Brief' column, excerpts from recent press 
releases, and news of upcoming conferences and other items of interest 
in 'Clips and Pointers'. This month, D-Lib features the Digital Memory 
of Catalonia collection.

The articles include:

Extending the Scope of Trove: Addition of E-resources Subscribed to By 
Australian Libraries
Article by Rose Holley, National Library of Australia

A Semantic Registry for Digital Library Collections and Services
Article by James E. Powell, Krista Black, and Linn Marks Collins, Los 
Alamos National Laboratory

Weaving Content with Coordination Widgets
Article by Robert B. Allen

Academic Libraries on Facebook: An Analysis of Users' Comments
Article by Michalis Gerolimos, Alexander Technological Educational 
Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

The conference reports include:

OAI7 — CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
Article by Paola Castellucci, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza" and Elena 
Giglia, Universita degli Studi di Torino

Report on the 10th European Networked Knowledge Organization 
Systems/Services (NKOS) Workshop
Conference Report by Philipp Mayr, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the 
Social Sciences

Report on the Workshop "Linking Research and Education in Digital Libraries"
Conference Report by Vittore Casarosa and Donatella Castelli, ISTI-CNR, 
Pisa, Italy and Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy

D-Lib Magazine has mirror sites at the following locations:

UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath, England

The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

State Library of Lower Saxony and the University Library of Goettingen, 

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

BN - National Library of Portugal, Portugal

(If the mirror site closest to you is not displaying the 
November/December 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine at this time, please 
check back later. There is a delay between the time the magazine is 
released in the United States and the time when the mirroring process 
has been completed.)

Bonnie Wilson
D-Lib Magazine

        Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:40:01 +0000
        From: UTP Journals <thawkic551 at rogers.com>
        Subject: New entries in Lexicons of Early Modern English

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

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 580,000 word-entries from 176 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods, LEME<http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html> sets the standard for modern linguistic research on the English language.

“Firstly, I want to say what an extraordinary and wonderful resource the LEME is. It is invaluable to the academic community who work on these periods and the ways in which you have developed in from the EMDD are formidable. Thank you!” (Charlotte Scott, researcher and LEME user)

Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English!
§  176 Searchable lexicons
§  122 Fully analyzed lexicons
§  588,721 Total word entries
§  368,372 Fully analyzed word entries
§  60,891 Total English modern headwords

Lexicons recently added to LEME http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html
§  Anonymous, Catholicon Anglicum: The Remedy for all Diseases (ca. 1475), an English-Latin dictionary from Lord Monson's manuscript, reconstructed from a 19th-century Early English Text Society edition. The earliest such lexicon surviving in the language holding some 7,180 word-entries, distinguishes itself by the extensive use of Latin synonyms in explanations.
§  John Lydgate, The Horse the Ghoos and the Sheep (1477)
§  William Caxton, French and English (ca. 1480)
§  Anonymous, The Fromond List of Garden Plants (ca. 1525),a list of about 138 plants associated with Thomas Fourmond / Formond of Carssalton, Surrey (died March 21, 1542/43). The list has nine sections: for a garden, for pottage, for sauce, for the cop, for salad, to still, for savour and beauty, roots, and for an herber.
§  Niels Hemmingsen, A Postle, or Exposition of the Gospels (1569), a translation of Niel Hemmingsen's Postilla seu enarratio Evangeliorum (Copenhagen, 1561)
§  John Florio, Florio his First Fruits (1578), parallel Italian-English dialogues, followed by a brief Italian-English glossary and a grammar
§  Anonymous, The Academy of Pleasure (1656)
§  William Lucas, A Catalogue of Seeds, Plants, &c. (ca. 1677) a trade-list in eleven sections: seeds of roots, sallad seeds, potherb seeds, sweet herb seeds, physicall seeds, flower seeds, seeds of evergreen & flowering trees, sorts of pease, beans, &c., seeds to improve land, flower roots, and sorts of choice trees & plants
§  Peter Levins, Manipulus Vocabulorum (London, 1570), a dictionary of 8,940 English-Latin word-entries, organized by English rhyme-endings (with accentuation). This analyzed text owes much to Huloet (added in 2009) and replaces the simple transcription now in the LEME database.

Coming soon to LEME http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html
Henry Hexham's Copious English and Netherduytch Dictionarie (English-Dutch; 1647-48).
John Rider's Bibliotheca Scholastica, an English-Latin dictionary first published by the University of Oxford in 1589.

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

For more information, please contact
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