Books

Laing, M. 1993. A Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer.



Papers

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2016 (in press). Q is for what, when, where?: the ‘q’ spellings for OE hw-. Folia Linguistica Historica 37.

Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2014. On Middle English she, sho: A refurbished narrative Folia Linguistica Historica 35, 1: 201-240

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2013. The early Middle English reflexes of Germanic *ik ‘I’: unpacking the changes. Folia Linguistica Historica 34, 1: 93-114.

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2012. ‘ea’ in Early Middle English: from diphthong to digraph. In . Denison, D., Bermudez-Otero, R., McCully, C. & Moore, E. (eds.). Analysing Older English. Cambridge University Press, p. 75-117.

Laing, M. 2010. The reflexes of OE beon as a marker of futurity in Early Middle English. In Lenker, U., Huber, J. & Mailhammer, R. (eds.), English Historical Linguistics 2008: The History of English verbal and nominal constructions. John Benjamins Pub Co, Vol. I, p. 237-254 (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 314).

Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2010. Raiders of the lost archetype: eo in the strong verbs of classes IV and V. Transactions of the philological society 108, 2: 145-163

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2010. In celebration of early middle English ‘H’. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 111, 3: 345-354.

Laing, M. 2009. Weak segments in early Middle English. In Minkova, D. (ed.) Phonological Weakness in English: From Old to Present-Day English. Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 237-315. [You can download in pdf the following tables relating to this chapter: Table 7, Table 8, Table 9, Table 10, Table 11.]

Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2009. Shape-shifting, sound change and the genesis of prodigal writing systems, English Language and Linguistics 13.1.

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2009. Databases, Dictionaries and Dialectology. Dental Instability in Early Middle English: A Case Study. In Dossena, M. and Lass R. (eds.). Perspectives on Dialectology. Bern: Peter Lang.

Laing, M. 2008. The Middle English scribe: sprach er wie er schrieb?. In Dossena, M., Dury, R. and Gotti, M. (eds), English Historical Liguistics 2006. Volume III: Geo-historical Variation. CILT 297. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 1-44.

Laing, M. 2007. The Owl and the Nightingale: five new readings and further notes, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 108: 445-477.

Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2006. Early Middle English dialectology: problems and prospects. In van Kemenade, A. and Los, B.L. (eds.) Handbook of the History of English. Oxford: Blackwell. 417-41

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2006. $ho:fian{*}/vK2: A LAEME-based Lexical Study. In Caie, G., Hough, C. and Wotherspoon, I. (eds.) The Power of Words: Essays in Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics in honour of Christian Kay. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 79-91

Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2005. Early Middle English KNIGHT: (Pseudo)metathesis and lexical specificity, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 106: 405-423

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2005. Are front rounded vowels retained in West Midland Middle English?. In Ritt, N. and Schendl, H. (eds.) Rethinking Middle English. Linguistic and literary approaches, Studies in English Medieval Language and Literature 10. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 280-290

Laing, M. 2004. Multidimensionality: time, space and stratigraphy in historical dialectology. In Dossena, M. and Lass, R. (eds.) Methods and Data in Historical Dialectology. Bern: Peter Lang. 49-96

Laing, M. and Williamson, K. 2004. The Archaeology of Middle English Texts. In Kay, C.J. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) Categorization in the History of English, Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 261. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 85-145

Lass, R. 2004. Ut custodiant litteras: editions, corpora and witnesshood. In Dossena, M. and Lass, R. (eds.) Methods and Data in Historical Dialectology. Bern: Peter Lang. 21-48

Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2003. Tales of the 1001 Nists. The Phonological Implications of Litteral Substitution Sets in 13th-century South-West-Midland texts, English Language and Linguistics 7(2): 122.

Laing, M. 2002. Corpus-provoked questions about negation in early Middle English, Language Sciences 24: 297-321

Laing, M. 2001. Words reread. Middle English Writing Systems and the Dictionary, Linguistica e Filologia 13: 87-129

Laing, M. 2000. "Never the twain shall meet" early Middle English the east west divide. In Taavitsainen, I. et al. (ed.) Placing Middle English in Context. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 97-124
Laing, M. 2000. The Linguistic Stratification of the Middle English Texts in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 101: 523-569

Laing, M. 1999. Confusion wrs confounded: litteral substitution sets in early Middle English writing systems, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 100: 251-269

Laing, M. 1998. Raising a Stink in The Owl and the Nightingale: a New Reading at Line 115, Notes and Queries 243: 276-284

Laing, M. 1998. Notes on Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86, The Names of a Hare in English, Medium Ævum 67: 21-211

Laing, M. 1998. Three notes on Dame Sirith, Oxford Bodleian Library, MS. Digby 86, fols. 165r-168r, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 99: 401-409

Laing, M. 1998. Linguistic and textual relationships between the Corpus, Nero and Vernon Manuscripts of Ancrene Riwle a response, Medieval English Studies Newsletter 38: 416. University of Tokyo.

Laing, M. 1997. A fourteenth-century sermon on the number seven in Merton College, Oxford, MS 248, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 108: 99-134

Laing, M. and McIntosh, A. 1995. Cambridge, Trinity College, MS 335 (B.14.52): its Texts and Their Transmission. In Beadle, R. and Piper, A. (eds.) New Science out of Old Books: Studies in honour of A.I. Doyle. Aldershot: Scolar Press. 14-52

Laing, M. and McIntosh, A. 1995. The Language of Ancrene Riwle, the Katherine Group Texts and Þe Wohunge of ure Lauerd in BL Cotton Titus D xviii, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 96: 235-263

Laing, M. 1995. A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English, Medieval English Studies Newsletter 33: 18. University of Tokyo.

Laing, M. 1994. The linguistic analysis of medieval vernacular texts: two projects at Edinburgh. In Kytö, M. et al. (ed.) Corpora across the Centuries: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on English Diachronic Corpora. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 121-141

Laing, M. 1991. Anchor Texts and Literary Manuscripts in Early Middle English. In Riddy, F. (ed.) Essays Celebrating the Publication of the Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English, York Manuscripts Conferences Proceedings Series 2. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer. 27-52