The Scottish Corpora project has created large electronic corpora of written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland, featuring nearly 4.6 million words of text, with audio recordings to accompany many of the spoken texts. Find out more
Keyword: History of English
There are 12 projects listed:
A Thesaurus of Old English
A Thesaurus of Old English is conceptually arranged, and presents the vocabulary of Anglo-Saxon England within ordered categories. It consists of more than 50,000 Old English words arranged into more than 22,000 categories.
Essentials of Old English
The resource provides a short, structured linguistic account of Old English and features a series of interactive exercises to test your knowledge.
Learning with the online Thesaurus of Old English (TOE)
Explore aspects of Anglo-Saxon language and culture through the study of Old English vocabulary arranged in semantic categories.
The Linguistic DNA of Modern Western Thought uses digital methods and resources to analyse more than 5 million pages of printed texts. This data represents works printed in English, or in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales from 1473 to 1800.
Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus
The Metaphor Map of English shows the metaphorical links which have been identified between different areas of meaning. These links can be from the Anglo-Saxon period right up to the present day so the map covers 1300 years of the English language.
Metaphor in the Curriculum
Available as an app for iOS and Android devices and as a website, the resource contains teaching materials, metaphor quizzes and a version of the Metaphor Map, which gives an overview of metaphor across the whole of the English language.
Metaphor Map of Old English
The Metaphor Map of Old English shows the metaphorical links which have been identified between different areas of meaning in the Anglo-Saxon period.
Readings in Early English
A selection of audio recordings of important Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English texts, complete with transcriptions and notes.
Romaunt of the Rose
A digital edition of Chaucer's Romaunt of the Rose (MS Hunter 409) featuring facsimile images, transcribed text and editorial notes.
The Berwickshire Place-Name Resource
The resource includes historical research for all Berwickshire place-names on the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger map, including more than 1,600 place-names and 7,000 historical forms presented via a series of interactive maps.
The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England
The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England contains vocabulary relating to seven domains of everyday life for two languages in use in Medieval England.
The Historical Thesaurus of English
The University of Glasgow’s Historical Thesaurus of English is a unique resource charting the development of meaning in the huge and varied vocabulary of English. It consists of almost every recorded word in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, all arranged into detailed hierarchies of meaning.