Event announcement: 1 December is CLiC Dickens Day

We are excited to announce that we will celebrate the successful conclusion of the CLiC Dickens project with a CLiC Dickens Day on 1 December. A half-day of talks and workshop activities will be followed by an evening programme consisting of a drinks reception and a dramatic reading. The workshop activities will illustrate exercises that can be … Continue reading “Event announcement: 1 December is CLiC Dickens Day”

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CLiC guest post on the ‘Programming Historian’ blog about the ‘fireplace pose’ in 19th century fiction

We are very pleased to announce a CLiC guest post on the PH blog, the blog accompanying the widely popular Programming Historian (PH) digital tutorials. In our guest post, we explain how the KWICGrouper feature in CLiC can be used to explore textual patterns that are shared across novels and point to socially and culturally relevant behaviours and … Continue reading “CLiC guest post on the ‘Programming Historian’ blog about the ‘fireplace pose’ in 19th century fiction”

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Corpus Stylistics at CL2017

As promised in our recent post on the conference season, we participated in the CL2017 conference at the University of Birmingham (one of our home institutions!) last week. The conferences in the CL series bring together researchers from all areas of corpus linguistics and provide an opportunity to see how corpus methods are applied in so … Continue reading “Corpus Stylistics at CL2017”

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Quick update from the CLiC Dickens team: conference season

Like many other academics, the CLiC Dickens team is currently busy preparing for a variety of events and conferences over the summer. We will both show how to use the CLiC web app and present insights that we have gained from using CLiC as a research tool ourselves. So the coming weeks will be exciting! … Continue reading “Quick update from the CLiC Dickens team: conference season”

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Video: Introducing the CLiC KWICGrouper function to group concordance lines

In May 2017 the CLiC web app was updated with a new function in the ‘Concordance’ tab: the KWICGrouper. The concordance is a basic display format in corpus linguistics. It is also a powerful tool in revealing language patterns that are not visible in running text, or in Sinclair’s famous words: “The language looks rather … Continue reading “Video: Introducing the CLiC KWICGrouper function to group concordance lines”

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Video: Professor Peter Stockwell discussing the interface of corpus stylistics and cognitive poetics

In this short video, Professor Peter Stockwell, CI on the CLiC Dickens project, discusses the opportunities of using corpus stylistic techniques to interrogate cognitive poetic insights. He gives the example of using corpus linguistic methods to identify textual evidence spread across a text for the cognitive poetic notion of ‘mind-modelling’. If you’re interested in this particular line … Continue reading “Video: Professor Peter Stockwell discussing the interface of corpus stylistics and cognitive poetics”

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CLiC teacher workshop: “Corpus stylistics for the English classroom”

On 16 June 2017, the CLiC Dickens team organised a workshop for teachers: “Corpus stylistics for the English classroom”. This workshop was attended by both secondary and tertiary level English teachers. Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University) opened the workshop with a talk on “Opportunities for Lang-Lit work in Secondary English”. The majority of the workshop … Continue reading “CLiC teacher workshop: “Corpus stylistics for the English classroom””

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