Instructor: Alan Gaylord, English Department
Overview: The first part of the project, the Origins of Language, will produce an HTML document that explores the current state of research in the field and includes an annotated bibliography, maps, pictures, and diagrams. The second part of the project will record and mark for Annotext two kinds of Old English and produce an HTML document on the cultural matrix of Anglo-Saxon including pictures and maps, lexical discussion, and linguistic analysis of samples of Old English. Finally, the project will record and mark for Annotext several examples of Middle English and Early Modern English. An HTML document produced in conjunction with this part will explore English dialects from Chaucer to the present in this country and in England. Annotext is a multimedia authoring tool, developed at Dartmouth College, for combining texts with annotations, graphics, audio feedback, and video interaction.