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Part III - New Technologies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 July 2019

Lynne Magnusson
Affiliation:
University of Toronto
David Schalkwyk
Affiliation:
Queen Mary University of London
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There has never been a more exciting time to be working on Shakespeare’s language. If you have an internet connection, fire it up.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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AntConc (Laurence Anthony, Waseda University)
General-purpose concordance program. There is extensive support for AntConc available on the web. For an excellent starter lesson, see Heather Froehlich, 2015, ‘Corpus Analysis with AntConc’: https://programminghistorian.org/lessons/corpus-analysis-with-antconc
Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP)
Homepage for the project, with download links.
Early Print (Anupam Basu with Steve Pentecost, Douglas Knox, and Joseph Loewenstein, Washington University, St Louis)
This site gives access to the entire EEBO-TCP corpus. Other sites which enable you to search EEBO-TCP (unlike Early Print, these may involve registration/subscription):
Mark Davies Corpus https://corpus.byu.edu/
JISC Historical Texts http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk/ (UK only)
Visualising English Print (VEP) (Mike Gleicher et al., Wisconsin-Madison University, Strathclyde University, Folger Shakespeare Library)
Downloadable, curated corpora of Shakespeare (multiple versions and formats), early modern drama, early modern scientific texts, and others. Includes a customisable on-line tagger (Ubiquity).
WordHoard (Martin Mueller and Philip R. ‘Pib’ Burns, Northwestern University)
A deeply tagged corpus of Shakespeare. Allows for complex statistical analysis (e.g. log-likelihood) and simpler word searches. Excellent supporting documentation.
Other sites enabling you to search different versions of the Shakespeare corpus:
Folger Digital Texts www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/
Open Source Shakespeare www.opensourceshakespeare.org/

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