This set of pages describes two projects undertaken at the Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University to study some of the newsbooks of the mid-seventeenth century. Our first project looked at text re-use in a corpus of seventeenth-century news reportage; a subsequent project looked at the use of slang terms as code-words in one particular notorious title, Mercurius Fumigosus.
Funded by the British Academy, grant references SG-33825 and LRG-35423
Last updated 14th October 2010.
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