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Computers in place-name teaching: the English place-name database

Hough, C. (1998) Computers in place-name teaching: the English place-name database. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 13 (1). pp. 29-35. ISSN 0268-1145 (doi:10.1093/llc/13.1.29)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/13.1.29

Abstract

A database of English place-names is being developed currently as part of a major research project at the Centre for English Name Studies, University of Nottingham. Although primarily designed as a research tool, the database is also proving useful as a teaching tool. Undergraduate students at the University of Nottingham taking a two-module course on ‘English Place-Names’ are given hands-on experience in using the database and are encouraged to use computerized searching techniques in their own projectwork. Advanced computing skills are not required, but the students learn how to access and retrieve information of various kinds, gaining a better understanding of place-name structures in the process.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Hough, Prof Carole
Authors: Hough, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language
Journal Name:Literary and Linguistic Computing
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0268-1145
ISSN (Online):1477-4615
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