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
Subject area: English Language & Linguistics (School of Critical Studies, College of Arts)
There are 26 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.
A historical dictionary of Anglo-Norman French featuring more than 155,000 citations, fully dated and presented in chronological order per sense.
ARIES: Assisted Revision in English Style
ARIES is designed to assist you in your academic writing, through strengthening your grammar and developing your academic style.
Basics of English Metre
Using this app, you can learn more about English metre through a series of interactive exercises.
Bess of Hardwick's Letters
Bess of Hardwick's Letters brings together, for the first time, the remarkable letters written to and from Bess of Hardwick (c.1521/2 or 1527-1608), one of Elizabethan England's most famous figures.
CMSW: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945)
An electronic corpus of written and printed texts from the period 1700-1945, featuring over 350 documents and containing approximately 5.5 million words of text overall.
Dictionary of the Scots Language
The Dictionary of the Scots Language comprises electronic versions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the 10-volume Scottish National Dictionary with its two supplements (1976 and 2005).
Dynamic Dialects contains an articulatory video-based corpus of speech samples from world-wide accents of English. Videos in this corpus contain synchronised audio, ultrasound-tongue-imaging video and video of the moving lips.
English Grammar: An Introduction
Available as a website and an app for iOS and Android devices, this resource provides an introduction to the basic concepts underlying the grammar of Modern English via interactive exercises.
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.
Historical Thesaurus of Scots
This pilot project resulted in a new online resource which aims to categorise the vocabulary of Scots, from the earliest records to the present, according to semantic field. It focuses on two categories that are rich in Scots vocabulary: weather and sports & games.
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.
Scots Dictionary for Schools
The Scots Dictionary for Schools app is a free and easy-to-use Scots-English and English-Scots dictionary for use in the classroom or at home.
Scots Syntax Atlas
The Scots Syntax Atlas presents the results of over 100,000+ acceptability judgments from over 500 speakers on over 250 morphosyntactic phenomena. The Atlas also contains a text-to-sound aligned corpus of spoken data totalling 275 hours and over 3 million words.
Scots Words and Place-names
Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) aimed to engage the Scottish public in talking about the Scots words that they use and hear around them and features a comprehensive glossary of Scots place-name elements.
SCOTS: Scottish Corpus Of Texts and Speech
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.
The resource provides ultrasound tongue imaging (UTI) and lip video of speech, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) video of speech, and 2D midsagittal head animations based on MRI and UTI data.
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.