IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 515: The Dictionary of Old English Plant Names Project (DOEPN)

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
Organiser:Hans Sauer, Institut für Englische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Peter Bierbaumer, Institut für Anglistik, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 515-aThe Structure of the DOEPN
(Language: English)
Hans Sauer, Institut für Englische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medicine
Paper 515-bThe Identification of the OE Plant Names
(Language: English)
Peter Bierbaumer, Institut für Anglistik, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medicine
Paper 515-cThe Semantics of the OE Plant Names
(Language: English)
Ulrike Krischke, Institut für Englische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medicine
Abstract

In this session we shall present the DOEPN (Dictionary of Old English Plant Names) which is a joint project of the Universities of Graz and Munich, and which is also associated with the ASPNS (Anglo-Saxon Plant Name Survey). This electronic dictionary will list all the OE plant names, including rare and doubtful ones. It will deal with the identification of the plants as well as with linguistic aspects of plant names. Information will be provided on spelling, declension, number of occurrences (including the quotations), meaning, etymology, morphology (including word-formation) and semantic structure.