Sharing Shakespeare’s Language

Chair: Prof. Alison Findlay (Lancaster University)

Panellists:

Prof. Alison Findlay (Lancaster University)

Prof Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)

Professor Dawn Archer (Manchester Met. University)

This panel will introduce the AHRC funded project on Shakespeare’s Language http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/shakespearelang/people/
(Lancaster University) which uses corpus linguistics to illuminate what resonances Shakespeare’s choice of words held for early modern readers, listeners and fellow artists. What associations did each word hold for Shakespeare’s contemporaries? How common or unusual were such words? We will introduce the project, demonstrate examples of the searches available, and suggest ways in which both these techniques could be used by actors, teachers, and academics

Thursday 6th July, 11.00