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English Dialect Dictionary Online
A New Departure in English Dialectology

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  • Date Published: February 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108840651

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About the Authors
  • Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary (1898-1905) is the most comprehensive English dialect dictionary ever written, documenting in detail every dialect of English in the British Isles and Ireland, as well as the USA, Canada, South Africa, and other colonial regions. Over the past ten years, it has been brought to life digitally as a freely available database resource, EDD Online, which provides access to this rich collection of dialect data. This book is a comprehensive user guide to EDD Online, showing how to get the most out of this unparalleled resource with step-by-step instructions, illustrated with handy screenshots, and an appendix containing full colour figures. It also considers dialectological issues from phonetics to pragmatics, and how searches can be tailored to specific linguistic concerns, demonstrating the interface's enormous potential to contribute to research in a range of disciplines, from dialectology, to fields such as historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, lexicography and sociolinguistics.

    • Any user of EDD Online will profit from the manual, given the complexity of the Dictionary's substantial information on 4.700 pages
    • Includes clear, step-by-step instructions on how to run searches and is illustrated with screenshots
    • Gives context on various dialectological issues, opening the database to a wide range of fields
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108840651
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Orthography
    3. Tagging
    4. Syntax of EDD entries, and how to describe it
    5. Some practical suggestions in hindsight
    6. Interface
    7. Retrieval window (advanced mode)
    8. Research issues, encouraged by EDD Online
    9. Focus on quantification: towards dialectometry
    10. Final remarks on the accessibility and impact of EDD Online.

  • Author

    Manfred Markus, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    Manfred Markus is Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and has published over twenty books and two machine-readable corpora during his career. He has been director of the 'EDD Online' project since 2006.

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