Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics University of Edinburgh

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The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics draws on, and seeks to continue, a long and distinguished history of studies at the University of Edinburgh.  It follows in the footsteps of the University’s Institute for Historical Dialectology in taking an empirical approach to linguistic variation across time and space.  Although much of this work has centred around the history of English and Scots, the Centre is interested in historical linguistics and language change independent of specific temporal, geographical or genetic affiliations.

What is the AMC?

The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics (AMC) fosters research in historical linguistics and language change at the University of Edinburgh

AMC Corpora Hub

The AMC makes available a number of Edinburgh-built resources for the study of earlier stages of English and Scots


 Here you will find links to other historical linguistic projects, especially for English and Scots, as well as a number of digital humanities resources

Our Associated Institutions