IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 506: Writing and Spelling in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:AHRB Project: An Inventory of Script Categories in 11th-Century English
Organiser:Alexander R. Rumble, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Alexander R. Rumble, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 506-aSpelling Variants in 11th-Century English
(Language: English)
Donald G. Scragg, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Literacy and Orality
Paper 506-bUntangling the Web of Words: From Traditional Scholarship to Database Technology in No Easy Steps
(Language: English)
Joanna Clatworthy, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 506-cHow Many Writers? Distinguishing the Scribe from the Scriptor
(Language: English)
Susan D. Thompson, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

A presentation, with invited discussion, of the ongoing work on the AHRB-funded project ‘An Inventory of Script Categories in 11th-Century English’. It will describe the problems encountered, and their proposed solutions, in relation to data definition, entry and comparison, during the construction of a web-searchable database of scribes and their linguistic and palaeographical characteristics, as reflected in surviving 11th-century manuscripts containing Old English texts.