English Language Research Seminar

Posted on 5th March 2015

Dr Alison Johnson (University of Leeds) gave a talk on ‘Corpus Linguistics and Big Data: Researching language in historical trial records of the 18th and 19th century’

Dr Alison Johnson (University of Leeds): ‘Corpus Linguistics and Big Data: Researching language in historical trial records of the 18th and 19th century’
Dr Alison Johnson (University of Leeds): ‘Corpus Linguistics and Big Data: Researching language in historical trial records of the 18th and 19th century’

Dr Alison Johnson (University of Leeds) visited the Department of English on Wednesday 4th March 2015 to give a talk to staff and students on ‘Corpus Linguistics and Big Data: Researching language in historical trial records of the 18th and 19th century’ at the English Language Research Seminar. Alison showed the usefulness of corpus-based approaches in the analysis of prosecution and defence views in 18th and 19th century trials and how this research reveals the historical underpinnings of many of today's rape myths.

This was the third English Language Research Seminar of 2014-15. Previous speakers were Dr Sara Whiteley (School of English, University of Sheffield) and Matt Bowen (Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester).