“Words, words, words”: Discoveries from The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language Project

Monday, February 26, 2018, 4:30 pm
Folger Haskell Center

The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language project, funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) at Lancaster University, uses a corpus-level computational approach to reveal what Shakespeare’s language meant to the Elizabethans through the analysis of millions of words written by his contemporaries. The project plans to publish two volumes of fresh insights into Shakespeare’s use of language at multiple levels – words, phrases, semantic themes, character profiles, and more.

Join us to hear the project’s Principal Investigator, Jonathan Culpeper (Professor of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK), describe the project team’s recent discoveries and learn how the project shares the rich resources it produces through summer schools, blog posts, and other means.

There will be a wine and cheese reception after the talk. The event will begin at 4:30pm and end at 6pm.

This event is currently full. Don't miss our next Folger Institute lecture, "Stronger In: Britain as Centre and Periphery in Early Modern News," delivered by Joad Raymond on 12 April.