Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2019

292 Pages | 42 colour illus., 21 b/w tables

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474430531

Bookseller Code (06)

Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Edited by Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los, and Benjamin Molineaux

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • A survey of applications of digital methods and tools to explore the linguistic features of regional varieties in historical texts
  • Lays out key corpus-building strategies for working with regional data at different levels of linguistic analysis: syntax, lexicon, morphology, and phonetics/phonology
  • Shows how traditional methods of Historical Dialectology can benefit from new methods of data-collection to test out theoretical and empirical claims
  • Highlights opportunities and pitfalls for analysing the relation between sound systems and spellings