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CQPweb: Searching for words (part 1)

Watch Andrew Hardie elaborate on how to conduct increasingly sophisticated word searches.

This video is a direct continuation of the last one (last week) on using CQPweb. Here, Andrew Hardie hones your skills in Word searching, and specifically how to search for words of a particular grammatical part of speech. Remember that Shakespeare is famed for functional conversions (e.g “lip” as a verb in “to lip a wanton”). The only way that we can spot them and establish whether there is an earlier precedent for them is to understand the grammar and how to search for it.

As usual, put any issues or concerns or simply interesting observations in the comments.

We strongly advise you to listen to Andrew Hardie’s video in one window of your computer, and open up his program, CQPweb, in another, so that you can practice what he is saying as he goes along. Obviously, you will need to pause periodically.

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