The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.213 Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Date: June 7, 2016 at 11:35:37 AM EDT
Subject: Lexicons of Early Modern English
Lexicons of Early Modern English now includes over 754,000 word-entries!
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 754,000 word-entries from 209 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
· 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!
209 Searchable lexicons
161 Fully analyzed lexicons
754,252 Total word entries
551,781 Fully analyzed word entries
680,473 Total analyzed forms and subforms
551,782 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 Asia.
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