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David William Porter
Southern University and A & M College (Baton Rouge, LA 70813-0001)

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Research Programs

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$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

Launching English Intellectual History: The Construction of the First English Encyclopedia at Canterbury in the 7th Century

The project studies a set of vocabularies recently discovered to be the earliest school text (and first long text) in the English language. There are three focuses: the vocabularies as a medium of Classical learning to Old English, the educational influence of vocabularies at the 7th-century School of Canterbury, and the influence of the vocabularies on the writings of the first generation of Anglo-Saxon authors. The final product: a book-length study revolutionizing knowledge of the beginnings of written English.