Project Profile:

Dictionary of Old English (DOE)

Website: https://doe.artsci.utoronto.ca

Description: The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period C.E. 1100-1500) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English. The DOE is based on a computerized Corpus comprising at least one copy of each text surviving in Old English. More than one third of the Dictionary — ten of the 22 letters of the Old English alphabet — has been published, and more than 60% of the total entries have been written to date.

Contributors:

  • Robert Getz, Professor, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
  • Stephen Pelle, Professor, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
  • Catherine Monahan, Managing Editor of The Dictionary of Old English
  • Cameron Laird, PhD Student, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

Funders: The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Salamander Foundation, The British Academy, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Canada Foundation for Innovation, SSHRC

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