The Helsinki corpus of Older Scots

Title

The Helsinki corpus of Older Scots [Electronic resource] : [1450-1700]

Editor

Rissanen, Matti (ed.); Meurman-Solin, Anneli (ed.)

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Languages

Scots

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Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
Scots language -- 15th century
Scots language -- 16th century
Scots language -- 17th century

Extent
  • designation: Text data
  • size: (83 file : ca. 4.96 MB)
Source Description

The Helsinki corpus of Older Scots [Electronic resource] : [1450-1700] Rissanen, Matti; Meurman-Solin, Anneli [University of Helsinki] [Helsinki]: 1995-01-01

Note: The texts represent fifteen different prose genres: acts of Parliament, burgh records, trial proceedings, histories, biographies, travelogues, diaries, pamphlets, educational treatises, scientific treatises, handbooks, private letters, official letters, sermons and the Bible. A number of these mainly non-literary genres were assumed to reflect spoken language or language used in informal settings

Note: The Corpus contains information on sociohistorically relevant extralinguistic variables such as the author's rank, age and sex, description of audience, level of formality, relationship to spoken language, interaction, text category, whether the text was printed or not, and, in private and official letters, participant relationship

Note: The corpus is comprised of the following texts:

Note: The acts of the Parliaments of Scotland : 1124-1707. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1814-1874. -- vols. 1-12 ; Charters and documents relating to the Burgh of Peebles with extracts from the records of the Burgh : 1165-1710. -- W. Chambers, ed. -- Edinburgh: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1872 ; Extracts from the council register of the Burgh of Aberdeen : 1398-1570. -- Aberdeen: Spalding Club, 1844 ; Ratis raving and other early Scots poems on moral. -- R. Girvan, eds. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1939. -- (Scottish Text Society. III; 11). -- vol. 1. pp. 1-174, 278 ; The prose works of Sir Gilbert Hay, [vol. 3] : The buke of the Ordre of Knychthede, and, The buke of the gouernaunce of princis. -- Jonathan A. Glenn. -- Ediburgh: s.n., 1993 ; The Asloan manuscript, a miscellany in prose and verse, vol. 1 : the porteous of noblenes. -- W.A. Craigie, ed. -- Edinburgh and London, s.n., 1923. -- (Scottish Text Society. II ; 14) ; De Irlandia, Johannes. -- The meroure of wyssdome, vol. 1. -- Charles MacPherson. -- Edinburgh and London, s.n., 1926. -- (Scottish Text Society. II ; 19) ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- The Douglas book : correspondence, vol. 4. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1885 ; Extracts from the records of the Royal Burgh of Stirling, vol. 1 : 1519-1752. -- R. Renwick, ed. -- Glasgow: s.n., 1887. -- pp. 1.1-35.5 ; Carnwath Barony Court book : 1523-1542. -- Williamson, Keith. -- Edinburgh: [Institute for Historical Dialectology], 1995 ; Extracts from the records of the Burgh of Edinburgh, vol. 2 : 1403-1589. -- Marwick, J.D., ed. -- Edinburgh: [Scottish Burghs Record Society], 1871 ; Gau, John. -- The richt vay to the Kingdom of Heuine. -- Mitchell, A.F., ed. -- Edinburgh and London: s.n., 1888. -- (Scottish Text Society ; 12). -- pp. 31.-31.33 ; The sheriff court book of Fife : 1515-1522. -- Dickinson, W.C., ed. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1928. -- (Scottish History Society. III ; 12). -- pp. 2.26-49.27 ; Register of the Minister Elders and Deacons of the Christian congregation of St. Andrews, vol. 1 : 1559-1600. -- Fleming, David Hay. -- Edinburgh: [Scottish History Society], 1889 ; Criminal trials in Scotland : 1488-1624. -- Pitcairn, Robert, ed. -- Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1833. -- vol. 1, part 2,3 ; Wedderburn, Robert. -- The complaynt of Scotland : [c1550]. -- Stewart, A.M., ed. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1979. -- (Scottish Text Society. IV ; 11). -- pp. 67.9-83.9 ; Lamb, William. -- Ane resonyng of ane Scottis and Inglis merchand betuix rowand and lionis. -- Lyall, Roderick J., ed. -- Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1985 ; Kennedy, Quintin. -- Two eucharistic tracts : ane litil breif tracteit, 1561, [and], An compendious ressonyng, 1561. -- Kuipers, Fr. C. -- Nijmegen : Gebr. Janssen N.V., 1964 ; Boece, Hector. -- The Mar Lodge translation of the history of Scotland, vol. 1. -- Watson, George, ed. Edinburgh and London: s.n., 1946. -- (Scottish Text Society. III ; 17) ; Correspondence of Sir Patrick Waus of Barnbarroch, Knight : 1540-1597. -- Agnew, Robert Vans, ed. -- Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1882. -- pp. 2.8-6.19 ; The Scottish correspondence of Mary of Lorraine : 1542-1560. -- Cameron, Annie I., ed. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1927. -- (Scottish History Society. III ; 10) ; The New Testament in Scots, being Purvey's revision of Wycliffe’s version turned into Scots by Murdoch Nisbet, vol. 2. -- Law, T.G., ed. -- Edinburgh and London: s.n., 1903. -- (Scottish Text Society ; 49). -- pp. 2.1-22.11 ; The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland : 1124-1707. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1814-1875. -- vols. 1-12 ; Huntar, Alexander. -- A treatise of weights, mets and measures of Scotland : the English experience, 671. -- Amsterdam: Walter J. Johnson, Ltd. ; Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd., 1974 ; Tracts by Dr. Gilbert Skeyne, Medicinar to his Majesty [comprising ‘ane breve descriptioun of the pest’ and ‘an breif descriptioun of the qualiteis and effectis of the well of the woman hill besyde abirdene’]. -- Skene, W.F. -- Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1860. -- pp. 3.1-45.28, 2a.1-4b.27 ; The Basilicon Doron of King James VI based on MS. Royal 13.B.XV, vol. 1 : [1942]. -- Craigie, James, ed. Edinburgh and London: s.n., 1944. -- (Scottish Text Society. III, 16) ; Fergusson, David. -- Tracts by David Fergusson, Minister of Dunfermline : 1563-1572. -- Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1860. -- pp. 61.1-80.20 ; Bruce, Robert. -- Sermons vpon the sacrament of the Lord’s supper : preached in the Kirk of Edinbvrgh be Mr. Robert Brvce. -- Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Waldegraue, Printer to the Kings Maiestie, 1590. -- pp. 1.1-30.11 ; A sermon preached by James Row, sometime minister at Strowan, in Geillie’s Kirk at Edinburgh, which has been commonly known by the name of pockmanty preaching. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1746. -- pp. 3-12. -- Register of the Minister Elders and Deacons of the Christian congregation of St. Andrews, vol. 2 : 1559-1600. -- Fleming, David Hay. -- Edinburgh: [Scottish History Society], 1889 ; Trial of David Roy, cook to Colin Eviot of Balhousie : 1st February 1601. -- Edinburgh : s.n., 1831. -- pp. 1-12 ; The history and cronicles of Scotland from the slauchter of King James the First to the ane thousande fyve hundreith thrie scoir fyftein zeir ; written and collected by Robert Lindesay of Pitscottie, vol. 2. -- Mackay, Ae.J.G., ed. -- Edinburgh and London: s.n., 1899. -- (Scottish Text Society. II ; 43) ; Vernacular writings of George Buchanan : Chamaeleon. -- Brown, P. Hume, ed. -- Edinburgh and London: s.n., 1892. -- (Scottish Text Society. I ; 26). -- pp. 42.21-53.27. -- The works of William Fowler : an answer to the calvmniovs letter and erroneous propositiouns of an apostat named M. Io. Hammiltoun composed by M. William Fovler. -- Meikle, H.W., ed. -- Edinburgh and London: s.n., 1936. -- (Scottish Text Society. III ; 7). -- vol. 2 ; Minor prose works of King James VI and I : a counterblaste to tobacco. -- Craigie, J. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1982. -- (Scottish Text Society). -- pp. 87.1-99.15 ; Birnie, William. -- The blame of Kirk-Buriall tending to perswade cemiteriall civilitie. -- Turnbull, W.B.D.D. -- London : W. Pickering, 1833 ; Lesley, John. -- The history of Scotland from the death of King James I...to the year MDLXI. -- Edinburgh : Bannatyne Club, 1830. -- pp. 234.14-264.14 ; Moysie, David. -- Memoirs of the affairs of Scotland : 1577-1603. -- Dennistoun, J., ed. Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club and Maitland Club, 1830 ; Lithgow, William. -- The totall discourse of the rare adventures...of nineteene years trauayles, etc. -- Glasgow: James Maclehose and sons, 1906. -- pp. 333.1-369.36 ; The autobiography and diary of Mr. James Melville Minister of Kilrenny in Fife. -- Pitcairn, R., ed. Edinburgh: Wodrow Society, 1842 ; The diarey of Robert Birrel, Burges of Edinburgh : 1532-1605. -- Dalyell, J.G., ed. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1798. -- (Fragments of Scottish History) ; Diary of Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston : 1632-1639. -- Paul, George Morison. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1911. -- (Scottish History Society ; 61) ; The diary of John Lesley, Bishop of Ross : April 11 - October 16, 1621 ; Memoirs of his own life by Sir Jame Melville of Halhill : 1549-1593. -- Thomson, T., ed. -- Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1827 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- Memorials of the family of Wemyss of Wemyss : correspondence [vol. 3]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1888 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- The chiefs of Grant : correspondence [vol. 2]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1883 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- Correspondence of Sir Patrick Waus of Barnbarroch, Knight : 1540-1597 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- The Sutherland book : correspondence [vol. 2]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1892 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- The Melvilles Earls of Melville and the Leslies Earls of Leven : correspondence [vol. 2]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1890 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- Memorials of the Earls of Haddington : correspondence [vol. 2]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1889 ; Skene, John. -- Skene of Hallyard’s manuscript “Of Husbandrie” : [1963]. -- Fenton, Alexander, ed . -- (The agricultural history review. XI ; 2). -- pp. 67-70 ; Reid, John. -- The Scots gard’ner : the gard’ners kalendar. -- Edinburgh : David Lindsay and his partners, 1683 ; Sinclair, George. -- The hydrostatics, or the weight, force, and pressure and sensible experiments, together with, A short history of coal. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1672 ; Naturual philosophy improven by new experiments. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1683 ; Sinclair, George. -- Satans invisible world discovered : [1685]. -- Edinburgh: Thomas George Stevenson, 1871 ; Welsh, John, Of Irongray. -- An alarm to the backsliding generation in the West of Scotland being the subject of a sermon upon John 20.27:28. -- Glasgow: John M’Callum, 1741. -- pp. 12.1-24.18 ; The tryal of Philip Standsfield son to Sir James Standsfield of New-Milns for the murder of his father and other crimes libel’d against him. -- Edinburgh: By the heir of Andrew Anderson, 1688 ; Monro, J. -- The Scotch Presbyterian eloquence, or, The foolishness of their teaching discovered from their books, sermons, and prayers, and some remarks on Mr. Rule’s late vindication of the Kirk. -- London: Randal Taylor, 1694. -- pp. 10.1-25.31 ; An apology for the clergy of Scotland chiefly opposed to the censures, calumnies, and accusations of a late Presbyterian vindicator in a letter to a friend...together with a postscript relating to a scandalous pamphlet intituled an answer to the Scotch Presbyterian eloquence / attributed to A. Monro. -- London: s.n., 1693. -- pp. 12.22-29.10 ; Spalding, John. -- The history of the troubles and memorable transactions in Scotland and England : [1624-1645, vol. 2]. -- Skeyne, J., ed. -- Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1829 ; The prince of Tartaria his voyage to Cowper in Fife : [1661]. -- (Reliquae Scoticae. Scottish remains in prose and verse ; 5). -- Edinburgh: s.n. 1828. -- pp. 1-10 Lauder, John. -- Journals of Sir John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall, with his observations on public affairs and other memoranda : 1665-1676. -- Crawford, Donald, ed. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1900. -- (Scottish history society ; 3). -- pp. 54.35-80.11 ; The diary of Mr. John Lamont of Newton : 1649-1671. -- Kinloch, G.R., ed. Edinburgh: Maitland Club, 1830 ; The diary of Alexander Brodie of Brodie [1552-1580] and of his son James Brodie of Brodie [1580-1585]. -- Aberdeen: s.n., 1863 ; The diary of Andrew Hay of Craignethan : 1659-1600. -- Reid, A.G., ed. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1901. -- (Scottish History Society ; 39) ; The diary and general expenditure books of William Cunningham of Craigends kept chiefly from 1673 to 1680. -- Dodds, James, ed. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1887. -- (Scottish History Society ; 2). -- pp. 1.1-22.2 ; James, Eleventh Lord Somerville. -- Memorie of the Somervilles being a history of the Baronial House of Somerville : [vol. 2]. -- Edinburgh: James Ballantyne and Co., 1815. -- pp. 423-458 ; Turner, Sir James. -- Memoirs of his own life and times : 1632-1670. -- Thomson, T.,ed. -- Edinburgh: Bannatyne Club, 1829 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- The Douglas book : correspondence [vol. 4]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1885 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- The Earls of Cromartie their kindred, country, and correspondence : [vol. 1]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1876 ; Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898. -- The red book of Grandtully : [vol. 2]. -- Edinburgh: s.n., 1868

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