This site is dedicated to editions of Old English texts that include the graphotactics of original manuscripts, and to studies of those texts. Graphotactics concerns the incidence and measure of spacings between strings of written symbols of a text, where both the graphic symbols and the spacings carry linguistic information.

The initial text is that of Beowulf. When carefully and cannily analyzed, this text can yield information which linguists will find interesting and which students of Old English metrics cannot very well ignore.

Prose texts will provide materials for reconstructing the concomitance of ordinary syntactic and prosodic patterns recorded in the earliest English texts.

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