Thursday, 13 November 2008

Norman invasion word impact study

A project examining the impact the Norman invasion of Britain had on the English language has won £874,000.

The Anglo-Norman dictionary, housed at Aberystwyth University, will use the money to continue revising its online edition.

The university's Professor David Trotter said it reflects the "enduring influence" of the Anglo-Normans.

The dictionary, and its associated texts collected at Swansea University, now stands at eight million words.

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