Dr Jane Demmen

Researcher

Profile

I am part of a team investigating the language of Shakespeare’s plays using corpus linguistic methods (AHRC project AH/N002415/1: The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language). My research interests include historical linguistics and the stylistics of drama, with a particular focus on the application of corpus linguistic methods to investigate language styles in Early Modern English plays (by Shakespeare and other playwrights of the same era).

I am also interested in the use of corpus tools for semantic analysis. I have previously worked on corpus linguistic projects investigating the semantics of labour relations in Hansard House of Commons debates (Semantic Annotation and Mark-Up for Enhancing Lexical Searches; AHRC/ESRC project AH/L010062/1), and the use of metaphor by patients, carers and healthcare professionals involved in end-of-life care (Metaphor in End of Life Care; ESRC Project ES/J007927/1).

Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language
01/05/2016 → 31/10/2019
Research

Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s Language Symposium
Oral presentation

Computational Methods for Literary-Historical Textual Scholarship
Participation in conference

British Shakespeare Association Conference
Participation in conference

Digital Humanities Research Forum
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and Other Digital Methods
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL19)
Participation in conference

The 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference
Participation in conference

Political Discourse: Multidisciplinary Approaches
Participation in conference

Investigating the lexis of labour relations in UK House of commons debates over time: a study of parliamentary language using corpus linguistic methods and automated semantic tagging
Invited talk

Stylistics Research Centre 10th Anniversary Symposium
Participation in conference

Linguistics Research Seminar
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Language, Literature and History: Digital Approaches
Participation in conference

Metaphor in End of Life Care project event
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

The ‘Metaphor in End-of-Life Care’ project - data, questions and methods
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

35th ICAME Conference: 'Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture'
Participation in conference

Metaphor in End of Life Care Project
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Using computer tools to investigate the language of characters in Shakespeare’s plays
Invited talk

Using Corpus Methods to Analyse Metaphor in Discourse
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Corpus Linguistics 2013
Participation in conference

UCREL Corpus Research Seminar
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Presentation given at English Department Research Group
Invited talk

Early Modern English Textual Analysis Symposium
Participation in conference

16th International Conference of English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 16)
Participation in conference

Guest lecture given at the Department of English
Invited talk