[Milton-L] Lexicons of Early Modern English

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 <http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html> Lexicons of Early Modern
English (LEME) -  <http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/>


 "Firstly, I want to say what an extraordinary and wonderful resource the
LEME is. It is invaluable to the academic community who work on these
periods and the ways in which you have developed in from the EMDD are
formidable. Thank you!" (Charlotte Scott, researcher and LEME user)


Locating historical references and accessing manuscripts can be difficult
with countless hours spent searching for a single text for the sparsest of
contributions to your research.

Lexicons of Early Modern English is a growing historical database offering
scholars unprecedented access to early books and manuscripts documenting the
growth and development of the English language. With more than 576,000
word-entries from 167 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries,
glossaries, and linguistic treatises, encyclopedic and other lexical works
from the beginning of printing in England in 1702, as well as tools updated
annually,  <http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html> LEME sets the
standard for modern linguistic research on the English language.


Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English!

*      167 Searchable lexicons

*      113 Fully analyzed lexicons

*      576 332 Total word entries

*      355 983 Fully analyzed word entries

*      60 891 Total English modern headwords


Recently added to  <http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html> LEME

John Ray's A Collection of English Words not Generally Used (London, 1674),
a group of specialized glossaries with 2,128 word-entries. They explain
dialectal words, southern and northern, words for fishes and birds, and
terms of art in mining.


Coming soon to  <http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html> LEME

Peter Levins' Manipulus Vocabulorum (London, 1570), a dictionary of 8,940
English-Latin word-entries, organized by English rhyme-endings (with
accentuation). This analyzed text owes much to Huloet (added in 2009) and
replaces the simple transcription now in the LEME database.


John Rider's Bibliotheca Scholastica, an English-Latin dictionary first
published by the University of Oxford in 1589.


Coming Spring 2011 to LEME  

Catholicon Anglicum (ca. 1475), an English-Latin dictionary from Lord
Monson's manuscript, reconstructed from a 19th-century Early English Text
Society edition. The earliest such lexicon surviving in the language holding
some 7,180 word-entries, distinguishes itself by the extensive use of Latin
synonyms in explanations.


There are two versions of LEME, a public one and a licensed one. The public
version of LEME allows anyone, anywhere, to do simple searches on the
multilingual lexical database. The licensed version of LEME is designed as a
full-featured scholarly resource for original research into the entire
lexical content of Early Modern English.


 <http://www.utpjournals.com/leme/leme.html> LEME is designed as a
full-featured scholarly resource that allows you to search the entire
lexical content of Early Modern English. It provides exciting research
opportunities for linguistic historians through the following powerful


*      Searchable word-entries (simple, wildcard, Boolean, and proximity)

*      Documentary period database of more than 10,000 works from the Early
Modern era

*      Large primary bibliography of more than 1,000 early works known to
include lexical information

*      Browseable page-by-page transcriptions of lexical works

*      A selection list of editorially lemmatized headwords unique to each
lexical text

*      Continually updated new dictionaries, glossaries, and tools each year


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