They discuss how the project works, and the light it’s shedding both on how Shakespeare worked as a writer, and on the development of the English language in Shakespeare’s day.
Listen to the podcast on the BBC website: New Thinking: Shakespeare's Language!
New Thinking: Shakespeare's Language
Dr John Gallagher is a Lecturer in the History Department at the University of Leeds
This podcast was made with the assistance of the AHRC - the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which funds research at universities and museums, galleries and archives across the UK into the arts and humanities. The AHRC works in partnership with BBC Radio 3 on the New Generation Thinkers scheme to make academic research available to a wider audience.
To find out more about the project see the Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s language project website.