This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the First International Conference on English Historical Dialectology (ICEHD), organized at the University of Bergamo in September 2003. It includes papers on fundamental aspects of English historical dialectology, from Old English to Late Modern English. The papers discuss points in two thematically distinct but related sections, ‘Methods’ and ‘Data’. The volume also includes the transcript of a debate on methodological issues, in which the main themes are the principles of historical investigation of geographical varieties, the new approaches provided by corpus linguistics and computer technology, and the need for greater awareness of textual reliability.
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Englisch Historische Sprachwissenschaft Kongress Bergamo (2003) English Linguistic Regional Language Study Related Language and Dialect Medieval Study Dialektologie English Historical Dialectology Middle English Old English
- Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 410 pp., num ill., tables and graphs