Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's Language Symposium

Date: Friday 28 June 2019, 1:30pm to 5:15pm
Venue: Management School Lecture Theatre 5, Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 4YW
Open to: Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates
Registration: Free to attend - registration required

Event Details

On the afternoon of Friday 28th June, the day after the Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics finish, the Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s Language Project (funded by the AHRC), affiliated to CASS, will host a special half-day symposium to celebrate the upcoming public release of their resources.

We are delighted to announce that the world-renowned English language scholar, Prof. David Crystal will give the opening address on language and Shakespeare. Furthermore, this will be followed by the leading architect of corpus linguistics, Prof. Tony McEnery, who will give a second opening address on historical language and corpus methods.

Hear from the Project team who compiled various new and unique corpora to study Shakespeare’s language, along with tools and techniques for their analysis. The team will also present the findings of exciting and innovative research based on these resources. The first four talks are designed to display some of the research possibilities the resources afford, ranging from grammatical style through to gender in Shakespeare. The final talk reports the results of a spin-off project on the linguistic difficulties students experience when reading Shakespeare.

All Summer Schools participants as well as any other interested parties are invited to attend this free event. Refreshments will be provided.

Full programme, including speakers and specific timings, can be found on the event website.

N.B.: This symposium is free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited.


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The registration process ends on 25th June 2019 or when a maximum number of registrations is reached.

Any queries can be directed to the symposium administrator, Mathew Gillings (m.gillings@lancaster.ac.uk).

Contact Details

Mathew Gillings
+44 1524 593653
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