Dr Fraser Dallachy

  • Lecturer in the Historical Thesaurus of English (English Language & Linguistics)

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

Rm 506, 13 University Gardens, (Please send post to: 12 University Gardens), Glasgow, G12 8QH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8694-3565

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 a focus on Middle English language and literature, in particular the way in which didactic and conduct literature justified its advice through relation to authority figures. In my role as Deputy Director of the Historical Thesaurus of English, I work extensively with historical semantics, lexicographical resources, and language corpora, including projects which explore automated linking methods between thesauruses and dictionaries data. I have also worked on integrating these resources with Natural Language Programming tools, such as semantic annotation software. For these and the Thesaurus, my main (but not exclusive) focus is on Middle and Early Modern English, with a side interest in the effect that Latin language and literature has had on the development of the English language and its literature.

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 (a Middle English translation of the Disticha Catonis) for my PhD research. In an extension of this subject, 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.

Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2022

Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F. and Struan, A. (2022) Writing with the Historical Thesaurus of English. Studies in the History of the English Language 12, Seattle, Washington, 19 - 21 May 2022.

2020

Alexander, M. and Dallachy, F. (2020) Lexis. In: Adolphs, S. and Knight, D. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities. Series: Routledge handbooks in English language studies. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 164-184. ISBN 9781138901766

Kay, C., Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F. , Roberts, J., Samuels, M. and Wotherspoon, I. (2020) The Historical Thesaurus of English, second edition. [Website]

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., Robinson, J., Hine, I., Dallachy, F. , Rogers, K., Alexander, M. , Pidd, M., Mehl, S., Groves, M. and Aitken, B. (2017) The Seven Words of the Virgin: Identifying Change in the Discourse Context of the Concept of Virginity in Early Modern English. In: Digital Humanities 2017, Montréal, QC, Canada, 08-11 Aug 2017, pp. 225-227.

Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F. and Rayson, P. (2017) SAMUELS Semantically-Annotated Corpora. [Website]

Alexander, M. , Davies, M. and Dallachy, F. (2017) Semantic EEBO. [Website]

Fitzmaurice, S., Robinson, J. A., Alexander, M. , Hine, I. C., Mehl, S. and Dallachy, F. (2017) Reading into the past. In: Säily, T., Nurmi, A., Palander-Collin, M. and Auer, A. (eds.) Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics. Series: Advances in historical sociolinguistics, 7 (7). John Benjamins: Amsterdam, pp. 53-82. ISBN 9789027200860 (doi: 10.1075/ahs.7.03fit)

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, 89(Supl 1), pp. 21-38. (doi: 10.1080/00393274.2017.1333891)

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)

Alexander, M. , Davies, M. and Dallachy, F. (2015) The Hansard Corpus 1803-2005. [Website]

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 Thu Jun 8 09:07:47 2023 BST.
Number of items: 15.

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, 89(Supl 1), pp. 21-38. (doi: 10.1080/00393274.2017.1333891)

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

Alexander, M. and Dallachy, F. (2020) Lexis. In: Adolphs, S. and Knight, D. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities. Series: Routledge handbooks in English language studies. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 164-184. ISBN 9781138901766

Fitzmaurice, S., Robinson, J. A., Alexander, M. , Hine, I. C., Mehl, S. and Dallachy, F. (2017) Reading into the past. In: Säily, T., Nurmi, A., Palander-Collin, M. and Auer, A. (eds.) Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics. Series: Advances in historical sociolinguistics, 7 (7). John Benjamins: Amsterdam, pp. 53-82. ISBN 9789027200860 (doi: 10.1075/ahs.7.03fit)

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 or Workshop Item

Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F. and Struan, A. (2022) Writing with the Historical Thesaurus of English. Studies in the History of the English Language 12, Seattle, Washington, 19 - 21 May 2022.

Conference Proceedings

Fitzmaurice, S., Robinson, J., Hine, I., Dallachy, F. , Rogers, K., Alexander, M. , Pidd, M., Mehl, S., Groves, M. and Aitken, B. (2017) The Seven Words of the Virgin: Identifying Change in the Discourse Context of the Concept of Virginity in Early Modern English. In: Digital Humanities 2017, Montréal, QC, Canada, 08-11 Aug 2017, pp. 225-227.

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

Kay, C., Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F. , Roberts, J., Samuels, M. and Wotherspoon, I. (2020) The Historical Thesaurus of English, second edition. [Website]

Alexander, M. , Dallachy, F. and Rayson, P. (2017) SAMUELS Semantically-Annotated Corpora. [Website]

Alexander, M. , Davies, M. and Dallachy, F. (2017) Semantic EEBO. [Website]

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

Alexander, M. , Davies, M. and Dallachy, F. (2015) The Hansard Corpus 1803-2005. [Website]

This list was generated on Thu Jun 8 09:07:47 2023 BST.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising research on historical (especially Middle and Early Modern) English from a semantic and/or pragmatic angle, especially in applying semantic annotation or other corpus linguistic approaches. I would welcome projects which work either with historical corpora or manuscripts/early printed books. Work on didactic or 'rule-based' literature and its language is especially welcome.

  • Beattie, Beth
    Controversial Beliefs in 16th-century Scotland and England
  • Cao, Xuan
    The issue of the erasure of ecosystems: A corpus-based analysis of transitivity in the UK news reports on climate change (2015-2020)

Teaching

Honours/PGT:

  • Medieval English Literature 1 (Medieval language and texts)
  • History of English
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Dissertation course

Pre-Honours:

  • Middle English (Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale')
  • For Information Studies: Text annotation and text mining

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 Research Assistants, as well as undergraduate project and research scholarship students.