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The GLARE 19th Century Children’s Literature Corpus in CLiC

Anna Čermáková is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow on the EU-funded GLARE Project [“Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective”] at the University of Birmingham. She is a member of the CLiC Dickens advisory board and her main research interests are in corpus linguistics and particularly in corpus stylistics. She is also interested in literary … Continue reading “The GLARE 19th Century Children’s Literature Corpus in CLiC”

28 November 2017 by
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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”

10 October 2017 by
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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”

22 September 2017 by
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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”

22 June 2017 by
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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”

22 June 2017 by
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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””

21 June 2017 by