27.3676, FYI: Lexicons of Early Modern English Updates

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Subject: 27.3676, FYI: Lexicons of Early Modern English Updates

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Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:53:34
From: UTP Journals [utpjournals at utpress.utotonto.ca]
Subject: Lexicons of Early Modern English Updates

Lexicons of Early Modern English now includes over 765,000 word-entries!

You can view the project at http://bit.ly/_leme.

Lexicons of Early Modern English is an ever-expanding historical database
offering scholars unprecedented access to early books and manuscripts
documenting the growth and development of the English language. 

LEME sets the standard for modern linguistic research on the English language.
LEME provides researchers with more than 765,000 word-entries from 211
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 users rave about the vastness of the database and the unparalleled access
to content and word meaning from within the context of the era, free from 20th
century ideas and interpretations.

Recently added to Lexicons of Early Modern English - http://bit.ly/_leme

- Nathan Bailey, An Introduction to the English Tongue (1726). 
- John Collier, A View of the Lancashire Dialect (1746)
- Mary Johnson, Madam Johnson’s Present (1755)
- Elisha Coles, The Compleat English Schoolmaster or the Most Natural and
Easie Method of Spelling English (1674)
- Benjamin N. Defoe, A New English Dictionary (1735) 
- Nathan Bailey, Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1737)
- White Kennett, Parochial Antiquities (1695)
- Ortus Vocabulorum (1500)

The addition of Ortus Vocabulorum completes LEME’s series of the four large
Latin and English dictionaries in manuscript and print at the end of the
fifteenth century (Promptorium Parvulorum, Catholicon Anglicum, Medulla
Grammatice in Pepys MS 2002, and Ortus).

Coming soon to LEME:

- Henry Hexham, A Copious English and Netherdutch Dictionary (1641-42)
- Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)

Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English:

- 211 Searchable lexicons
- 164 Fully analyzed lexicons
- 765,655 Total word entries
- 563,233 Fully analyzed word entries
- 691,925 Total analyzed forms and subforms
- 563,234 Total analyzed forms
- 128,691 Total analyzed subforms
- 60,891 Total English modern headwords

LEME provides exciting opportunities for research for historians of the
English language. More than a half-million word-entries devised by
contemporary speakers of early modern English describe the meaning of words,
and their equivalents in languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, Latin,
Greek, Hebrew, and other tongues encountered then in Europe, America, and

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                     Language Documentation



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