The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0379 Tuesday, 21 April 1998.
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1998
Subject: The Early Modern English Dictionaries Database and "tribe"
Frank Whigham's question, "So: when would Elizabethans typically use the
term "tribe"?" provides the perfect opportunity for me to describe what
I consider one of the most useful tools on the World Wide Web available
to the Early Modern scholar: Ian Lancashire's *The Early Modern English
Dictionaries Database* (EMEDD).
Professor Lancashire in the first paragraph of his "Overview of the
EMEDD" describes the project this way:
Antonio Zampolli urges computational linguists to re-use existing
lexicographical resources rather than to make them anew (Zampolli 1983;
Calzolari and Zampolli 1991). Robin Alston (1966), Sch