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Methods and Data in English Historical Dialectology


Marina Dossena and Roger G. Lass

Contents: Roger Lass: Ut custodiant litteras: Editions, Corpora and Witnesshood – Margaret Laing: Multidimensionality: Time, Space and Stratigraphy in Historical Dialectology – Keith Williamson: On Chronicity and Space(s) in Historical Dialectology – Mieko Ogura/William S.-Y. Wang: Dynamic Dialectology and Complex Adaptive System – Anneli Meurman-Solin: Towards a Variationist Typology of Clausal Connectives: Methodological Considerations based on the Corpus of Scottish Correspondence – Raymond Hickey: Standard Wisdoms and Historical Dialectology: The Discrete Use of Historical Regional Corpora – Peter Kitson: On Margins of Error in Placing Old English Literary Dialects – Richard M. Hogg: North Northumbrian and South Northumbrian: A Geographical Statement? – Merja Stenroos: Regional Dialects and Spelling Conventions in Late Middle English: Searches for (th) in the LALME Data – Julia Fernández Cuesta/Ma Nieves Rodríguez Ledesma: Northern Features in15th-16th-Century Legal Documents from Yorkshire – Jeremy J. Smith: Phonological Space and the Actuation of the Great Vowel Shift in Scotland and Northern England – Joan C. Beal: Marks of disgrace: Attitudes to Non-Standard Pronunciation in 18th-Century English Pronouncing Dictionaries – Susan M. Fitzmaurice: Orality, Standardization, and the Effects of Print Publication on the Look of Standard English in the 18th-Century.