Tuesday, June 30, 2009

headwords bleg

I'm hoping to enlist your help. I'm generating headwords for an upcoming encyclopedia from Brill on NW Europe in the period 400-1100. I'll likely be posting other groups of headwords and asking for input and even a reader or two (dozen?)to contribute articles. Anyway, the headwords may be found here: headwords for Languages and Linguistics and related matters; just send comments to larsprec@gmail.com.

A brief word about format: its a spreadsheet in Open Office at the moment saved as an html file. Perfectly readable, but not as smooth as I would like it to be.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Well, I'm not sure what the best headwords would be but how about early mechanics texts like Isadore's entymology (sp?), Bede's texts on grammer, tropes and poetics in general.Evolution of science terms some from Bede's work and of course many borrowed from Roman works. How about a heading for loan words, many loaned from latin but also loaned British and Irish <-> Old English.

This may be outside of the area you are covering but how about map and related terms?