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Anglo-Saxon Plant Name Survey (ASPNS): Sixth Annual Report, January 2005


Dr. C. P. Biggam, Director of ASPNS

2004 was a relatively quiet year for ASPNS, after the publication of From Earth to Art last year, but plans are already afoot for our next book which is likely to offer various delights including juniper, pears and seaweed.

ASPNS is delighted to welcome a new author, Dr Margaret Scott, who is Editor for Scottish Language Dictionaries, and affiliated to the University of Glasgow.

I would like to thank all those who have helped with ASPNS queries, and, as always, the Department of English Language, and Institute for the Historical Study of Language, both at the University of Glasgow.

The work of the ASPNS may be followed on its website, http://www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/SESLL/EngLang/ihsl/projects/plants.htm.


Publications by ASPNS Members

Allen, David E. and Gabrielle Hatfield, Medicinal Plants in Folk Tradition: an Ethnobotany of Britain and Ireland. Portland, OR and Cambridge: Timber Press, 2004.

Biggam, C. P., "Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey (ASPNS): Fifth Annual Report, January 2004," Old English Newsletter 37.3 (2004), 23-4.

Biggam, C. P., "Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey (ASPNS): Fourth Annual Report," Old English Newsletter 36.3 (2003), 11-12 [not reported earlier].

Hall, A. R. and H. K. Kenward, "Setting People in their Environment: Plant and Animal Remains from Anglo-Scandinavian York." Aspects of Anglo-Scandinavian York, ed. R. A. Hall et al., The Archaeology of York 8.4 (York: Council for British Archaeology, and York Archaeological Trust, 2004), 372-426; 507-21.

O'Hare, Cerwyss, "Folk Classification in the HTE 'Plants' Category," Categorization in the History of English, ed. Christian J. Kay and Jeremy J. Smith. Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science, IV: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 261 (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004), 179-91.

Rydén, Mats, Botaniska strövtåg, Svenska och engelska [Botanical Essays, Swedish and English]. Uppsala: Swedish Science Press, 2003 [not reported earlier].

Rydén, Mats, "Om orkidénamnen hos Linné [On Swedish Orchid Names in Linnaeus' Works]," Växter i Linnés landskap [Plants of the Linnaean Landscapes], ed. Mariette Manktelow and Ingvar Svanberg (Uppsala: Swedish Science Press, 2004), 85-94.

Dr C. P. Biggam, Director of ASPNS

4th February 2005