Lancaster University

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Grammatical change in recent English (1961-1991) : a corpus-based investigation

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The project's main goal was to investigate recent changes in English grammar during the period 1961-1991. Its secondary goal was to develop a new methodology for tracking changes in the language, using comparable or 'matching' corpora of text samples, and employing tagging software and grammar-sensitive search tools. A third goal was the provision of the part-of-speech tagged matching corpora for general distribution to the research community.

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Troubled Geographies: Two centuries of religious division in Ireland

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

This project uses GIS to map and explore spatial and spatio-temporal patterns in Irish census data from the nineteenth century onwards covering the North and South, which has been digitised in the form of the Database of Irish Historical Statistics. This allows us to explore detailed patterns of spatio-temporal change without resorting to highly aggregate units such as counties. To complement these methodologically innovative approaches we will also use traditional narratives to add detail about specific places and themes.

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Ruskin's Venetian Notebooks: Reconstructing the research methods and compositional practices for "The Stone of Venice"

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The project examined the engagement of John Ruskin's (1819-1900) with Venice (as well as other places visited and studied on his journey) and with the contemporary representation and context of the time. It explored his working methods and made the manuscript materials accessible in an edited electronic edition.

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From Goslar to Grasmere: Moving Through and Dwelling in Wordsworth's Manuscript Spaces

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The project explores the potential of manuscript materials for two Wordsworth texts (early Prelude material and Home at Grasmere) which are both about the importance of place to the writing of poetry. The project has put the manuscript materials online and wants to open up an understanding of the relationship between actual physical place (today) and imagined, textual space in the content of the poem and the making of the manuscript.

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Women's Writing for Performance

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The aims of the project are: To understand what strategies are employed by women in their writing practices and to analyse such strategies for their contestation of gender representation; To engage academic-practitioners and practitioners in the consideration of women's writing for performance; To make women's writing practices available through residential workshops, symposia, print and electronic media; A further aim of the project has been to enable younger scholars and practitioners to benefit from the contact, support and new research knowledge of a high profile feminist theatre commun

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Moving Manchester / Mediating Marginalities: How the experience of migration has informed the work of writers in Greater Manchester

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Moving Manchester (formerly 'Mediating Marginalities') has spent the past four years (2006-2010) investigating the ways in which the experience of migration has impacted upon contemporary writing in the city and, by extension, the ways in which these multicultural publications and performances have impacted upon the urban population's view of itself as well as the wider perception of Manchester as a British city.