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Read Jonathan Culpeper summarize what we have covered in Week two, and also briefly look forward to what we will be doing in Week three.

We have covered a lot this week!

Here are some of the things we have covered:

  • Modern play editions compared to early modern plays (folio and quarto editions);
  • The First Folio (1623): copy-text, binding,compositors and linguistic implications. From print to digital copy, spelling variation and regularization;
  • Choosing Shakespeare texts for research;
  • The Enhanced Shakespearean Corpus of Comparative Plays;
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) and the Enhanced Shakespearean EEBO-TCP Corpus;
  • Dictionary making traditions, philological and corpus-based Shakespeare dictionaries;
  • How to use CQPweb: queries, concordances, collocations. Exploring meaning with concordances and collocations and exploring social meaning.

Next week we will focus on myths about Shakespeare’s language and how we can go about testing them using the corpus method.

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