Dr Carole Biggam

  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow (English Language and Linguistics)

Research interests

Research interests

  • Old English Semantics
  • Colour Semantics
  • Plant-names
  • Bibliographical studies
  • Anglo-Saxon manuscript art
  • Anglo-Saxon archaeology

Biography

Dr Carole Biggam is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in the University of Glasgow, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a member of the Philological Society. She was the Director of the Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey (ASPNS) from 1999 to 2016, and the archaeological bibliographer for the Cambridge University Press journal, Anglo-Saxon England from 1996. Dr Biggam has a first degree in British archaeology, a postgraduate qualification in English linguistics, and a Ph.D in Old English semantics.

Dr Biggam’s principal interest is the multidisciplinary study of Anglo-Saxon England, based particularly on the techniques of semantics and archaeology, and this has led to involvements in colour semantics, plant-names and building terminology. She is the author of three books on colour semantics, and editor of and contributor to three books on aspects of plants in Anglo-Saxon England. She is also co-editor of three volumes of PICS (Progress in Colour Studies) conference proceedings. In addition, Dr Biggam has published several articles on her areas of interest in academic journals and collections of essays.


 


Publications

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Number of items: 36.

2017

Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (Eds.) (2017) The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Tempe. (In Press)

Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (2017) Daily life in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Tempe. (In Press)

2016

Biggam, C.P. (2016) Review of: Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming, by Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Speculum, 91(3), pp. 751-752. (doi:10.1086/686497) [Book Review]

Biggam, C. (2016) Plants as metaphorical headgear in English. In: Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C. (eds.) Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 47-65. ISBN 9780198744573

2015

Biggam, C.P. (2015) English colour terms: a case study. In: Kay, C. and Allan, K. (eds.) English Historical Semantics. Series: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language - advanced. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 113-131. ISBN 9780748644773

2014

Biggam, C.P. (2014) Review of: The Old English Complex Plant Names, by Ulrike Krischke. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 132(2), pp. 394-401. (doi:10.1515/ang-2014-0042) [Book Review]

Anderson, W., Biggam, C. P., Hough, C. and Kay, C. (Eds.) (2014) Colour Studies: A Broad Spectrum. John Benjamins: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027212191

Biggam, C. P. (2014) Prehistoric colour semantics: a contradiction in terms. In: Anderson, W., Biggam, C. P., Hough, C. A. and Kay, C. J. (eds.) Colour studies: A broad spectrum. John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam, pp. 3-28. ISBN 9789027212191 (doi:10.1075/z.191.01big)

2013

Biggam, C. P. (Ed.) (2013) Magic and Medicine: Early Medieval Plant-Name Studies. Series: Leeds studies in English. School of English, University of Leeds: Leeds. ISBN 9781845496258

Biggam, C. P. (2013) Old English 'safene': untangling native and exotic junipers in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Biggam, C.P. (ed.) Magic and Medicine: Early Medieval Plant-Name Studies. Series: Leeds studies in English (44). School of English, University of Leeds: Leeds, pp. 206-241. ISBN 9781845496258

Biggam, C. P. (2013) An introduction to Anglo-Saxon plant-name studies and to this special issue. In: Biggam, C.P. (ed.) Magic and Medicine: Early Medieval Plant-Name Studies. Series: Leeds studies in English (44). School of English, University of Leeds: Leeds, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781845496258

2012

Biggam, C.P. (2012) The Semantics of Colour: A Historical Approach. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9780521899925

2011

Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R. (Eds.) (2011) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Biggam, C.P. (2011) The true staff of life: the multiple roles of plants. In: Hyer, M. C. and Owen-Crocker, G. R. (eds.) The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World. University of Exeter Press: Exeter, pp. 23-48. ISBN 9780859898430

2010

Biggam, C.P. (2010) The development of the basic colour terms of English. In: Hall, A., Timofeeva, O., Kiricsi, A. and Fox, B. (eds.) Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö. Series: Northern world (48). Brill: Leiden, pp. 231-266. ISBN 9789004180116 (doi:10.1163/ej.9789004180116.i-340.68)

2007

Biggam, C. (2007) Anglo-Saxon plant-names - how can they be elucidated? In: Reitbauer, M. and Bierbaumer, P. (eds.) Contexts of English in Use: Past and Present a Festschrift for Peter Bierbaumer on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of his Career at the University of Graz. Series: Fachsprache-Supplement. Braumüller: Vienna, Austria, pp. 27-37. ISBN 9783700316145

Biggam, C. (2007) The ambiguity of brightness (with special reference to Old English) and a new model for color description in semantics. In: MacLaury, R.E., Paramei, G.V. and Dedrick, D. (eds.) Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary Multilevel Modeling. J. Benjamins: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 171-187. ISBN 9789027232434

Biggam, C., Bray, R., Hough, C., Kay, C., O’Hare, C., Robertson, R. and Wild, K. (2007) Learning with the Online Thesaurus of Old English (TOE). Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

2006

Biggam, C. and Kay, C.J. (Eds.) (2006) Progress in Colour Studies 1: Language and Culture. J. Benjamins: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789027232397

Pitchford, N. and Biggam, C. (Eds.) (2006) Progress in Colour Studies 2: Psychological Aspects. J. Benjamins: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789027232403

Biggam, C. (2006) Knowledge of whelk dyes and pigments in Anglo-Saxon England. Anglo-Saxon England, 35, pp. 23-55. (doi:10.1017/S0263675106000032)

Biggam, C. (2006) Old English colour lexemes used of textiles in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Kay, C.J., Caie, G.D., Hough, C. and Wotherspoon, I. (eds.) The Power of Words: Essays in Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics: In Honour of Christian J. Kay. Series: Costerus: new series (163). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9789042021211

Biggam, C. (2006) Political upheaval and a disturbance in the colour vocabulary of early English. In: Biggam, C. and Kay, C. (eds.) Progress in Colour Studies: Language and Culture. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 159-179. ISBN 9789027232397

2004

Biggam, C. (2004) Prototypes and foci in the encoding of colour. In: Kay, C. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) Categorization in the History of English. Series: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (261). John Benjamins: Amsterdam, pp. 19-40. ISBN 9789027247759

2003

Biggam, C. (Ed.) (2003) From Earth to Art: The Many Aspects of the Plant-World in Anglo-Saxon England; Proceedings of the First ASPNS Symposium, University of Glasgow, 5-7 April 2000. Series: Costerus: new series. Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042008076

Biggam, C. (2003) The Æspe tree in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Biggam, C. (ed.) From Earth to Art: The Many Aspects of the Plant-World in Anglo-Saxon England. Series: Costerus New Series (148). Rodopi: Amsterdam, pp. 195-230. ISBN 9042008075

2002

Biggam, C. (2002) Grund to hrof: aspects of the Old English semantics of building and architecture. Architectural History, 45, pp. 49-65.

2001

Biggam, C.P. (2001) Ualdenegi and the concept of strange eyes. In: Kay, C. J. and Sylvester, L. M. (eds.) Lexis and Texts in Early English: Studies Presented to Jane Roberts. Series: Costerus new series (133). Editions Rodopi B.V.: Amsterdam ; Atlanta GA, pp. 31-43. ISBN 9042010010

1998

Biggam, C.P. (1998) Grey in Old English: An Interdisciplinary Semantic Study. Runetree Press: London. ISBN 1898577056

1997

Biggam, C.P. (1997) Review of: Studies in the Lexical Field of Expectation, by Louise Sylvester. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 115(3), pp. 377-380. (doi:10.1515/angl.1997.115.3.375) [Book Review]

Biggam, C.P. (1997) Blue in Old English: An Interdisciplinary Semantic Study. Series: Costerus new series, 110. Editions Rodopi B.V.: Amsterdam. ISBN 9042001488

1996

Biggam, C.P. (1996) Saffron in Anglo-Saxon England. Dyes in History and Archaeology, 14, pp. 19-32.

1995

Biggam, C. P. (1995) Sociolinguistic aspects of Old English colour lexemes. Anglo-Saxon England, 24, pp. 51-65. (doi:10.1017/S0263675100004658)

Biggam, C.P. (1995) Review of: Colour and Language: Colour Terms in English, by Siegfried Wyler. Tuebingen: Narr, 1992. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 113(1), pp. 87-90. (doi:10.1515/angl.1995.1995.113.71) [Book Review]

1994

Biggam, C. P. (1994) Haewenhnydele: an Anglo-Saxon medicinal plant. Botanical Journal of Scotland, 46(4), pp. 617-622. (doi:10.1080/13594869409441772)

1991

Biggam, C.P. (1991) Review of: Old English Semantic Field Studies, by Vic Strite. New York: Lang, 1989. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 109(1/2), pp. 116-119. (doi:10.1515/angl.1991.1991.109.94) [Book Review]

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Number of items: 36.

Articles

Biggam, C. (2006) Knowledge of whelk dyes and pigments in Anglo-Saxon England. Anglo-Saxon England, 35, pp. 23-55. (doi:10.1017/S0263675106000032)

Biggam, C. (2002) Grund to hrof: aspects of the Old English semantics of building and architecture. Architectural History, 45, pp. 49-65.

Biggam, C.P. (1996) Saffron in Anglo-Saxon England. Dyes in History and Archaeology, 14, pp. 19-32.

Biggam, C. P. (1995) Sociolinguistic aspects of Old English colour lexemes. Anglo-Saxon England, 24, pp. 51-65. (doi:10.1017/S0263675100004658)

Biggam, C. P. (1994) Haewenhnydele: an Anglo-Saxon medicinal plant. Botanical Journal of Scotland, 46(4), pp. 617-622. (doi:10.1080/13594869409441772)

Books

Biggam, C.P. (2012) The Semantics of Colour: A Historical Approach. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9780521899925

Biggam, C.P. (1998) Grey in Old English: An Interdisciplinary Semantic Study. Runetree Press: London. ISBN 1898577056

Biggam, C.P. (1997) Blue in Old English: An Interdisciplinary Semantic Study. Series: Costerus new series, 110. Editions Rodopi B.V.: Amsterdam. ISBN 9042001488

Book Sections

Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (2017) Daily life in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Tempe. (In Press)

Biggam, C. (2016) Plants as metaphorical headgear in English. In: Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C. (eds.) Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 47-65. ISBN 9780198744573

Biggam, C.P. (2015) English colour terms: a case study. In: Kay, C. and Allan, K. (eds.) English Historical Semantics. Series: Edinburgh textbooks on the English language - advanced. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 113-131. ISBN 9780748644773

Biggam, C. P. (2014) Prehistoric colour semantics: a contradiction in terms. In: Anderson, W., Biggam, C. P., Hough, C. A. and Kay, C. J. (eds.) Colour studies: A broad spectrum. John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam, pp. 3-28. ISBN 9789027212191 (doi:10.1075/z.191.01big)

Biggam, C. P. (2013) Old English 'safene': untangling native and exotic junipers in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Biggam, C.P. (ed.) Magic and Medicine: Early Medieval Plant-Name Studies. Series: Leeds studies in English (44). School of English, University of Leeds: Leeds, pp. 206-241. ISBN 9781845496258

Biggam, C. P. (2013) An introduction to Anglo-Saxon plant-name studies and to this special issue. In: Biggam, C.P. (ed.) Magic and Medicine: Early Medieval Plant-Name Studies. Series: Leeds studies in English (44). School of English, University of Leeds: Leeds, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781845496258

Biggam, C.P. (2011) The true staff of life: the multiple roles of plants. In: Hyer, M. C. and Owen-Crocker, G. R. (eds.) The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World. University of Exeter Press: Exeter, pp. 23-48. ISBN 9780859898430

Biggam, C.P. (2010) The development of the basic colour terms of English. In: Hall, A., Timofeeva, O., Kiricsi, A. and Fox, B. (eds.) Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö. Series: Northern world (48). Brill: Leiden, pp. 231-266. ISBN 9789004180116 (doi:10.1163/ej.9789004180116.i-340.68)

Biggam, C. (2007) Anglo-Saxon plant-names - how can they be elucidated? In: Reitbauer, M. and Bierbaumer, P. (eds.) Contexts of English in Use: Past and Present a Festschrift for Peter Bierbaumer on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of his Career at the University of Graz. Series: Fachsprache-Supplement. Braumüller: Vienna, Austria, pp. 27-37. ISBN 9783700316145

Biggam, C. (2007) The ambiguity of brightness (with special reference to Old English) and a new model for color description in semantics. In: MacLaury, R.E., Paramei, G.V. and Dedrick, D. (eds.) Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary Multilevel Modeling. J. Benjamins: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 171-187. ISBN 9789027232434

Biggam, C. (2006) Old English colour lexemes used of textiles in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Kay, C.J., Caie, G.D., Hough, C. and Wotherspoon, I. (eds.) The Power of Words: Essays in Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics: In Honour of Christian J. Kay. Series: Costerus: new series (163). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9789042021211

Biggam, C. (2006) Political upheaval and a disturbance in the colour vocabulary of early English. In: Biggam, C. and Kay, C. (eds.) Progress in Colour Studies: Language and Culture. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 159-179. ISBN 9789027232397

Biggam, C. (2004) Prototypes and foci in the encoding of colour. In: Kay, C. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) Categorization in the History of English. Series: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (261). John Benjamins: Amsterdam, pp. 19-40. ISBN 9789027247759

Biggam, C. (2003) The Æspe tree in Anglo-Saxon England. In: Biggam, C. (ed.) From Earth to Art: The Many Aspects of the Plant-World in Anglo-Saxon England. Series: Costerus New Series (148). Rodopi: Amsterdam, pp. 195-230. ISBN 9042008075

Biggam, C.P. (2001) Ualdenegi and the concept of strange eyes. In: Kay, C. J. and Sylvester, L. M. (eds.) Lexis and Texts in Early English: Studies Presented to Jane Roberts. Series: Costerus new series (133). Editions Rodopi B.V.: Amsterdam ; Atlanta GA, pp. 31-43. ISBN 9042010010

Book Reviews

Biggam, C.P. (2016) Review of: Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming, by Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Speculum, 91(3), pp. 751-752. (doi:10.1086/686497) [Book Review]

Biggam, C.P. (2014) Review of: The Old English Complex Plant Names, by Ulrike Krischke. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 132(2), pp. 394-401. (doi:10.1515/ang-2014-0042) [Book Review]

Biggam, C.P. (1997) Review of: Studies in the Lexical Field of Expectation, by Louise Sylvester. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 115(3), pp. 377-380. (doi:10.1515/angl.1997.115.3.375) [Book Review]

Biggam, C.P. (1995) Review of: Colour and Language: Colour Terms in English, by Siegfried Wyler. Tuebingen: Narr, 1992. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 113(1), pp. 87-90. (doi:10.1515/angl.1995.1995.113.71) [Book Review]

Biggam, C.P. (1991) Review of: Old English Semantic Field Studies, by Vic Strite. New York: Lang, 1989. Anglia Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie, 109(1/2), pp. 116-119. (doi:10.1515/angl.1991.1991.109.94) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (Eds.) (2017) The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Tempe. (In Press)

Anderson, W., Biggam, C. P., Hough, C. and Kay, C. (Eds.) (2014) Colour Studies: A Broad Spectrum. John Benjamins: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027212191

Biggam, C. P. (Ed.) (2013) Magic and Medicine: Early Medieval Plant-Name Studies. Series: Leeds studies in English. School of English, University of Leeds: Leeds. ISBN 9781845496258

Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R. (Eds.) (2011) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Biggam, C. and Kay, C.J. (Eds.) (2006) Progress in Colour Studies 1: Language and Culture. J. Benjamins: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789027232397

Pitchford, N. and Biggam, C. (Eds.) (2006) Progress in Colour Studies 2: Psychological Aspects. J. Benjamins: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789027232403

Biggam, C. (Ed.) (2003) From Earth to Art: The Many Aspects of the Plant-World in Anglo-Saxon England; Proceedings of the First ASPNS Symposium, University of Glasgow, 5-7 April 2000. Series: Costerus: new series. Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042008076

Research Reports or Papers

Biggam, C., Bray, R., Hough, C., Kay, C., O’Hare, C., Robertson, R. and Wild, K. (2007) Learning with the Online Thesaurus of Old English (TOE). Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

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