A Thesaurus of Old English is conceptually arranged, and presents the vocabulary of Anglo-Saxon England within ordered categories. This allows the user to approach the materials of the Thesaurus by subject rather than through an alphabetic index as is the case for many thesauri. The provision of brief indications of meaning at all levels of this scheme allows word-senses to follow on from ideas explained, so that this thesaurus incorporates information about word meaning and could be described as an inside-out dictionary, with meanings first and then words.
In addition to providing hitherto unavailable information for linguists, historians of language, authors, students of English, and textual scholars, A Thesaurus of Old English is a rich resource for investigating social and cultural history, showing the development of concepts through the words that refer to them.
In 2 Volumes. Volume 1: Introduction & Thesaurus. Volume 2: Index.
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Info on the project and it's publication in these volumes:-
"The project was based in the Department of English at King's College London, and was a component of the Historical Thesaurus Project based at the University of Glasgow. The project's aim was to create records of all Old English words, and allocate them to appropriate subject headings, using a multi-level hierarchy of subject terms.
The DDH role was to carry out the analysis needed to create and refine a relational database that was used by the researchers to enter and subsequently to edit the words, the subject term hierarchy and the classifications that linked words to terms. At the end of the project, DDH created the scripts that produced the camera-ready copy for the publication of the thesaurus in print. It was first published in two volumes as: Jane Roberts, Christian Kay with Lynne Grundy: A Thesaurus of Old English, King's College London, London Medieval Studies XI (1995)."
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