Dr Fraser Dallachy

  • Research Associate, Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics (English Language and Linguistics)
  • Tutor - CERT HE (Centre for Open Studies Teaching)

telephone: 01413308394
email: Fraser.Dallachy@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My primary interests are in historical linguistics and the use of corpus linguistic methodologies for research into historical forms of language. I have worked as a Research Associate on the SAMUELS (Semantic Annotation and Mark-Up for Enhancing Lexical Searching) project which integrated the Historical Thesaurus of English into a semantic tagging software pipeline, and on the Linguistic DNA project which is developing a means of automatically identifying the emergence of concepts in historical text. I have additional interests in the physical objects - manuscripts and early printed books - from which we draw our knowledge of historical language, and catalogued the manuscripts and investigated the likely audience of a medieval didactic poem for my PhD research. I am also interested in pragmatics and stylistics particularly in the fields of 'believability', with special interest in the linguistic traits that increase the probability that ideas in texts will either be taken up and passed on, or rejected by their audience.


Teaching

I teach on the History of English and Corpus Linguistics Honours courses in English Language & Linguistics (ELL), covering subjects such as lexical, semantic, grammatical, and phonological change in the history of the language, and the means by which text can be marked-up and processed to enable computational analysis of these patterns. I also lecture on Early Modern English for the ELL Level 2 course, have contributed to the Classics 'Approaching the Ancient World through Text' Masters course, and will be contributing lectures on Textual Analysis to Information Studies Level 1. Additionally, I teach for the Centre for Open Studies and will be running a dayschool on present-day uses of the Latin language in April 2018.


Additional Information

I am Deputy Director of the Historical Thesaurus of English, and am currently working with colleagues here in Glasgow and at the Oxford English Dictionary to update the Thesaurus to its 2nd edition, adding new words, senses, and improved dating to the resource. As part of this I supervise undergraduate work as project assistants and research scholarship students.


Publications

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2017

Piao, S., Dallachy, F., Baron, A., Demmen, J., Wattam, S., Durkin, P., McCracken, J., Rayson, P. and Alexander, M. (2017) A time-sensitive historical thesaurus-based semantic tagger for deep semantic annotation. Computer Speech and Language, 46, 113 - 135. (doi:10.1016/j.csl.2017.04.010)

Fitzmaurice, S. M., Robinson, J., Alexander, M. , Hine, I., Mehl, S. and Dallachy, F. (2017) Linguistic DNA: investigating conceptual change in early modern English discourse. Studia Neophilologica, (doi:10.1080/00393274.2017.1333891) (Early Online Publication)

2016

Dallachy, F. (2016) The Dehumanized thief. In: Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C. (eds.) Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 208-220. ISBN 9780198744573

2015

Alexander, M. , Baron, A., Dallachy, F., Piao, S., Rayson, P. and Wattam, S. (2015) Semantic tagging and early modern collocates. In: Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster, England, 21-24 Jul 2015,

Alexander, M., Baron, A., Dallachy, F., Piao, S., Rayson, P. and Wattam, S. (2015) The Historical Thesaurus Semantic Tagger. [Website]

Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F., Piao, S., Baron, A. and Rayson, P. (2015) Metaphor, popular science, and semantic tagging: Distant reading with the Historical Thesaurus of English. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, (doi:10.1093/llc/fqv045)

2014

Alexander, M., Anderson, J., Baron, A., Dallachy, F., Kay, C., Piao, S. and Rayson, P. (2014) Metaphor, popular science and semantic tagging: distant reading with the historical thesaurus of English. In: Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-12 Jul 2014,

This list was generated on Tue Nov 21 03:47:56 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 7.

Articles

Piao, S., Dallachy, F., Baron, A., Demmen, J., Wattam, S., Durkin, P., McCracken, J., Rayson, P. and Alexander, M. (2017) A time-sensitive historical thesaurus-based semantic tagger for deep semantic annotation. Computer Speech and Language, 46, 113 - 135. (doi:10.1016/j.csl.2017.04.010)

Fitzmaurice, S. M., Robinson, J., Alexander, M. , Hine, I., Mehl, S. and Dallachy, F. (2017) Linguistic DNA: investigating conceptual change in early modern English discourse. Studia Neophilologica, (doi:10.1080/00393274.2017.1333891) (Early Online Publication)

Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F., Piao, S., Baron, A. and Rayson, P. (2015) Metaphor, popular science, and semantic tagging: Distant reading with the Historical Thesaurus of English. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, (doi:10.1093/llc/fqv045)

Book Sections

Dallachy, F. (2016) The Dehumanized thief. In: Anderson, W., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C. (eds.) Mapping English Metaphor Through Time. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 208-220. ISBN 9780198744573

Conference Proceedings

Alexander, M. , Baron, A., Dallachy, F., Piao, S., Rayson, P. and Wattam, S. (2015) Semantic tagging and early modern collocates. In: Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster, England, 21-24 Jul 2015,

Alexander, M., Anderson, J., Baron, A., Dallachy, F., Kay, C., Piao, S. and Rayson, P. (2014) Metaphor, popular science and semantic tagging: distant reading with the historical thesaurus of English. In: Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-12 Jul 2014,

Website

Alexander, M., Baron, A., Dallachy, F., Piao, S., Rayson, P. and Wattam, S. (2015) The Historical Thesaurus Semantic Tagger. [Website]

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