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Jacqueline Cordell

Research Student / Research Assistant, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered

Research Topic

Breaking into medieval literature: a historical corpus stylistic approach to Langland

Research Summary

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.

Research Interests

Corpus linguistics, (historical) literary stylistics, corpus stylistics; Old/Middle English literature

Research Supervisors

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.

Additional Information

Research Assistant for the CLiC Dickens project at the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics

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