The lemmatization of Old English Verbs from the second weak class on a lexical database

  1. Marta Tío Sáenz 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.119021.a

Journal of English Studies

ISSN: 1576-6357

Year of publication: 2015

Issue: 13

Pages: 135-156

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.18172/jes.2861 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


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This article compiles a list of lemmas of the second class weak verbs of Old English by using the latest version of the lexical database Nerthus, which incorporates the texts of the Dictionary of Old English Corpus. Out of all the inflecional endings, the most distinctive have been selected for lemmatization: the infinitive, the inflected infinitive, the present participle, the past participle, the second person present indicative singular, the present indicative plural, the present subjunctive singular, the first and third person of preterite indicative singular, the second person of the preterite indicative singular, the preterite indicative plural and the preterite subjunctive plural. When it is necessary to regularize, normalization is restricted to correspondences based on dialectal and diachronic variation. The analysis turns out a total of 1,064 lemmas of weak verbs from the second class.

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