From Inglis to Scots (FITS)
Currently under construction, this corpus will survey the variation in spelling within the earliest recorded period of Scots (based on the data in LAOS). The objective is to elucidate the language’s underlying sound system, via the orthographic alternations within the Germanic morphemes of the corpus, as well as suggesting how their sound and spelling features developed from proposed sources. As in the case of CoNE, the corpus of forms (here the spelling and sound values of Germanic root-morphemes in LAOS) is accompanied by a corpus of changes tracing the attested forms back to a proposed source. The FITS team are Bettelou Los (PI), Rhona Alcorn (Co-investigator), Warren Maguire (Co-investigator), Joanna Kopaczyk (RA), Benjamin Molineaux (RA), and Vasilis Karaiskos (Programmer).
Lecturer in Linguistics
I am a historical linguist, working on sounds, spellings, word structure and stress in Mapudungun and Older Scots.