Fascicle H and Fascicles A to G (with revisions)
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The publication of the ninth fascicle of the Dictionary of Old English represents a major technological advance. The Dictionary of Old English: A to H on CD-ROM is an electronic version of the first nine letters of the Old English alphabet. It includes the first release of the letter H, containing some 2,956 headwords, as well as revised versions of the eight previously published fascicles (1986-2008).
- You can run simple and Boolean searches on all the fields of the Dictionary.
- Keywords are highlighted in the search results.
- Hotlinks in the entries make it possible to bring up the entries of related words or the bibliographic reference of an Old English citation or its Latin source with the click of a mouse.
- The DOE is now linked to the online OED2/OED3, MED, and CoNE to facilitate seamless linguistic research.
- DOE: A – H includes 693 annotations on palaeographical cruxes with thumbnail images from Parker on the Web and links to the manuscripts.
Note: Links to MED and CoNE and annotations are new features.
A user can search the Dictionary not only by headword, but also by any of the ten fields that make up a Dictionary entry. Readers can search on grammatical class, on dialect tags, on elements of headwords, on specific spellings, on variant spellings through regular expression searches, on Latin lemmas and so on. For example, scholars interested in poetic vocabulary can search for those words by keying in the phrase ‘in poetry’ in the OCCURRENCE field. Others interested in the formation of compounds can now discover all the words ending in the feminine suffix -estre simply by entering ‘*estre’ in the HEADWORD field. A search on the field labelled LATIN EQUIVALENT will be of particular use to Anglo-Latinists.
There is also a system of hot links in the Dictionary whereby a click on a cross-reference will take the reader directly to the referred entry or a click on a sense in the schema of a long entry will take the reader directly to the corresponding definition. Other links provide full bibliographic references for each of the texts cited within an entry.
In all, the electronic Dictionary of Old English: A to H is a reference tool the capabilities of which provide the user with a multitude of approaches to an extensive body of text, allowing for new research into the beginnings of the English language.
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- 1GB spare space on hard drive
- Windows® 7/8/10/
- Java v1.7 and up, to download and install (download Java)
- Chrome 55.0.2883.87 and up, to download and install (download Chrome)
- Internet Connection (in order to link to the CoNE, MED, OED, and Parker on the Web properly)
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