Session606
TitleOperating at the Intersection: Digital and Computational Approaches to the Large-Scale Analysis of Medieval Manuscripts, II
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserMark J. Faulkner, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Claire Poynton-Smith, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
 
Moderator/ChairTom Revell, Balliol College / Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
 
Paper 606-a The Evolving Language of Lechery: Developing Lustful Language in Vernacular Saints' Lives
(Language: English)
Claire Poynton-Smith, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Hagiography; Language and Literature - Middle English; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 606-b The Power of Segmentation: A Spelling Database Created from the Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English
(Language: English)
Marie Vaňková, Independent Scholar, Praha
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 606-c An Even Heardra Nut to Crack: Using the Dictionary of Old English Corpus to Get Big Data for Old English Spelling Variation
(Language: English)
Mark J. Faulkner, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractRecent technological leaps enable analytical approaches that were inconceivable mere decades ago; straddling disciplinary boundaries between corpus linguistics, computational analysis, and traditional literary study therefore provides us with new windows into, and perspectives on, medieval texts. Digital tools can seem daunting to medievalists with literature backgrounds, but operating in the borders between these disciplines provides us with possibilities that are massive - as are the data sets we can work with, compared to the standard scope of a medieval textual study. As more machine-readable versions of texts are produced, these opportunities only grow. An interdisciplinary approach to textual analysis provides innovative perspectives, whether we are detecting chronological or geographical patterns, or interrogating individual textual examples and problematising their traditional categorisation. 2 of 2 proposed sessions on this topic.