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Query Details

Query Subject:   Dates of Old English Corpus
Author:   Martine Taeymans
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  English, Old

Query:   Dear colleagues

I am using the dictionary of Old English corpus for diachronic work on
modality. It would be interesting to know when the texts/manuscripts
comprised by the corpus were actually written. It seems that the corpus
does not provide any such information.

Does any of you know how I can find out more about the dates at which the
different texts were composed?

Any tips and suggestions are welcome!

Thank you.

Best regards
Martine Taeymans
Limburg University Centre - University of Antwerp
LL Issue: 15.3389
Date posted: 03-Dec-2004


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