IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1101: Writing and Spelling in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Organiser:Alexander R. Rumble, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Donald G. Scragg, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 1101-aFeatures of the Database for 11th-Century English Script and Spelling
(Language: English)
Daniel P. Smith, Faculty of Arts Computing Services Unit, University of Manchester
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1101-bSome 11th-Century Episcopal Scribes and their Work
(Language: English)
Alexander R. Rumble, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1101-c11th-Century Spellings: What We've Found and What's Next
(Language: English)
Kathryn Powell, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester / Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Abstract

The session will consist of a group of papers presenting the recent work of the AHRB-funded project ‘An Inventory of script categories and spelling in eleventh-century English’. It will describe and illustrate the database of manuscripts and spellings that has been constructed for publication on the Worldwide Web. It will also discuss specific findings in relation to both scribes and spelling variants and will explain future plans to continue and expand the project. It will invite comments and discussion of the work so far undertaken.