The bibliography includes articles discussing the compilation principles as well as those using LAEME to offer insights into early Middle English topics. In the future, submissions concerning new research conducted using LAEME will be collected under a subheading.


Laing, M. 2009. Weak segments in early Middle English. In Minkova, D. (ed.) Phonological Weakness in English: From Old to Present-Day English. Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 237-315.

Laing, M. and Lass, R. forthc. 2009. Shape-shifting, sound change and the genesis of prodigal writing systems, English Language and Linguistics 13.1.

Lass, R. and Laing, M. forthc. 2009. Databases, Dictionaries and Dialectology. Dental Instability in Early Middle English: A Case Study. In Dossena, M. and Lass R. (eds.). Perspectives on Dialectology. Bern: Peter Lang.


Laing, M. 2008. The Middle English scribe: sprach er wie er schrieb?. In Dossena, M., Dury, R. and Gotti, M. (eds), English Historical Liguistics 2006. Volume III: Geo-historical Variation. CILT 297. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 1-44.


Laing, M. 2007. The Owl and the Nightingale: five new readings and further notes, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 108: 445-477.


Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2006. Early Middle English dialectology: problems and prospects. In van Kemenade, A. and Los, B.L. (eds.) Handbook of the History of English. Oxford: Blackwell. 417-41

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2006. $ho:fian{*}/vK2: A LAEME-based Lexical Study. In Caie, G., Hough, C. and Wotherspoon, I. (eds.) The Power of Words: Essays in Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics in honour of Christian Kay. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 79-91


Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2005. Early Middle English KNIGHT: (Pseudo)metathesis and lexical specificity, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 106: 405-423

Lass, R. and Laing, M. 2005. Are front rounded vowels retained in West Midland Middle English?. In Ritt, N. and Schendl, H. (eds.) Rethinking Middle English. Linguistic and literary approaches, Studies in English Medieval Language and Literature 10. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 280-290


Laing, M. 2004. Multidimensionality: time, space and stratigraphy in historical dialectology. In Dossena, M. and Lass, R. (eds.) Methods and Data in Historical Dialectology. Bern: Peter Lang. 49-96

Laing, M. and Williamson, K. 2004. The Archaeology of Middle English Texts. In Kay, C.J. and Smith, J.J. (eds.) Categorization in the History of English, Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 261. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 85-145

Lass, R. 2004. Ut custodiant litteras: editions, corpora and witnesshood. In Dossena, M. and Lass, R. (eds.) Methods and Data in Historical Dialectology. Bern: Peter Lang. 21-48


Laing, M. and Lass, R. 2003. Tales of the 1001 Nists. The Phonological Implications of Litteral Substitution Sets in 13th-century South-West-Midland texts, English Language and Linguistics 7(2): 122.


Laing, M. 2002. Corpus-provoked questions about negation in early Middle English, Language Sciences 24: 297-321


Laing, M. 2001. Words reread. Middle English Writing Systems and the Dictionary, Linguistica e Filologia 13: 87-129


Laing, M. 2000a. "Never the twain shall meet" early Middle English the east west divide. In Taavitsainen, I. et al. (ed.) Placing Middle English in Context. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 97-124

Laing, M. 2000b. The Linguistic Stratification of the Middle English Texts in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 101: 523-569


Laing, M. 1999. Confusion wrs confounded: litteral substitution sets in early Middle English writing systems, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 100: 251-269


Laing, M. 1998. Linguistic and textual relationships between the Corpus, Nero and Vernon Manuscripts of Ancrene Riwle a response, Medieval English Studies Newsletter 38: 416. University of Tokyo.

Laing, M. 1998a. Raising a Stink in The Owl and the Nightingale: a New Reading at Line 115, Notes and Queries 243: 276-284

Laing, M. 1998b. Notes on Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86, The Names of a Hare in English, Medium Ævum 67: 21-211

Laing, M. 1998c. Three notes on Dame Sirith, Oxford Bodleian Library, MS. Digby 86, fols. 165r-168r, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 99: 401-409


Laing, M. 1997. A fourteenth-century sermon on the number seven in Merton College, Oxford, MS 248, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 108: 99-134


Laing, M. 1995. A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English, Medieval English Studies Newsletter 33: 18. University of Tokyo.

Laing, M. and McIntosh, A. 1995a. Cambridge, Trinity College, MS 335 (B.14.52): its Texts and Their Transmission. In Beadle, R. and Piper, A. (eds.) New Science out of Old Books: Studies in honour of A.I. Doyle. Aldershot: Scolar Press. 14-52

Laing, M. and McIntosh, A. 1995b. The Language of Ancrene Riwle, the Katherine Group Texts and Þe Wohunge of ure Lauerd in BL Cotton Titus D xviii, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 96: 235-263


Laing, M. 1994. The linguistic analysis of medieval vernacular texts: two projects at Edinburgh. In Kytö, M. et al. (ed.) Corpora across the Centuries: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on English Diachronic Corpora. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 121-141


Laing, M. 1993. A Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer.


Laing, M. 1992. A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English: the value of texts surviving in more than one version. In Rissanen, M. et al. (ed.) History of Englishes: New Methods and Interpretations in Historical Linguistics 10. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 566-581.


Laing, M. 1991. Anchor Texts and Literary Manuscripts in Early Middle English. In Riddy, F. (ed.) Essays Celebrating the Publication of the Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English, York Manuscripts Conferences Proceedings Series 2. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer. 27-52