PhD (full-time) - currently registered
Breaking into medieval literature: a historical corpus stylistic approach to Langland
My research aims to explore the potential for corpus linguistic methods in the stylistic analysis of medieval literary texts. It builds on extant scholarship in corpus linguistics, literary stylistics, historical pragmatics, and literary criticism, and in doing so addresses the methodological, theoretical, and practical challenges involved in the corpus-based study of historical literature.
Corpus linguistics, (historical) literary stylistics, corpus stylistics; Old/Middle English literature
Prof. Michaela Mahlberg
Dr. Mike Jones
Research Institutes, Centres and/or Research Clusters Memberships
Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL)
Conference Papers & Presentations
- "Cognitive processing in medieval literary riddles". Literary Linguistics Lecture Series, University of Nottingham, UK, March 2015.
- "CLiC Dickens: towards a cognitive corpus stylistics of characterisation." 12th ESSE Conference, Kosice, Slovakia, August/September 2014.
- "Understanding Old English riddles through text-world theory". LAEL-PG Conference, Lancaster University, UK, July 2014.
- "The individual voice in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales". Undergraduate Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, USA, April 2012.
- "Presentation, perception, and power: the authority of foreign terminology in 'The Reeve's Tale' and 'The Miller's Tale'". Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, The University of the South, USA, March 2012.
Research Assistant for the CLiC Dickens project at the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics