The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years (Volume I) A-C

The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years (Volume I) A-C

Author: Joseph Wright

Publisher: Alpha Edition

ISBN: 9353864895

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The English Dialect Dictionary, Vol. 1

The English Dialect Dictionary, Vol. 1

Author: Joseph Wright

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 028245781X

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Excerpt from The English Dialect Dictionary, Vol. 1: Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years; A-C I had hoped to give a classification of the Dialects in this Preface, but I now think that it will be better to wait until I have finished a greater portion of the Dictionary. From the words contained in this volume, it would be easy to give a sketch-map showing clearly those districts in which the Norse element is particularly strong. It is also most remarkable how in certain districts many French words have been preserved, which are now obsolete in the literary language. At present I have not the necessary leisure to work out and account for the fact that in Ireland the dialects of some districts are essentially Scotch. Whilst in other districts they agree with those of the West of England. Also it cannot be a mere accident that the dialect. Of South Pembrokeshire contains quite a number of words of flemisfi origin. Later on I hope to work out these matters fully, and also to account. For the special peculiarities of the K'entish dialects. It will also be easy to show that a great many words which are now confined to particular districts, were confined to those districts already in the Middle Ages, e. G. Early illustrations of. Many words still in use in East Anglia are only to be f0und' in the Promptorium; the same applies to many modern Yorkshire words and the York Mystery Plays. In fact, when the Dictionary is completed it will be of immense value in helping to settle the dialect in which many of our middle-english manuscripts were written, and it will throw a flood. Of light upon many problems connected with Old and middle-english phonology. Any one who takes the pains to examine the Dictionary will find that neither time nor trouble has been spared in order to' obtain accurate information. About popular games, customs, and supersti tions and, as far as possible, to give the literature -where further information will be found. In the etymological part of the dictionary, it must not. Be assumed that where no etymology is given there has been no attempt made to find one. The very Opposite is the case. It has often happened that dozens of dictionaries, special glossaries, and articles in philological journals have been carefully searched without any satisfactory results. In all such instances I' have preferred to give nothing rather than a mere guess. I'n thousands of instances it will be noticed that there is no previously printed authority for the use of words in some districts. In all such cases I give the initials of the persons who supplied the' information; and I may add that one of my senior assistants has spent over a fortnight in verifying these initials; so. That they may be accepted as being correct. Several words found in printed glossaries are omitted from.the Dictionary as being 'ghost Words.' All such words will be collected together and printed in the last volume. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities

The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities

Author: Svenja Adolphs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000049725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities serves as a reference point for key developments related to the ways in which the digital turn has shaped the study of the English language and of how the resulting methodological approaches have permeated other disciplines. It draws on modern linguistics and discourse analysis for its analytical methods and applies these approaches to the exploration and theorisation of issues within the humanities. Divided into three sections, this handbook covers: sources and corpora; analytical approaches; English language at the interface with other areas of research in the digital humanities. In covering these areas, more traditional approaches and methodologies in the humanities are recast and research challenges are re-framed through the lens of the digital. The essays in this volume highlight the opportunities for new questions to be asked and long-standing questions to be reconsidered when drawing on the digital in humanities research. This is a ground-breaking collection of essays offering incisive and essential reading for anyone with an interest in the English language and digital humanities.