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The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities

1st Edition

Edited by Svenja Adolphs, Dawn Knight


704 pages

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Hardback: 9781138901766
pub: 2020-05-01
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The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities serves as a reference point for key developments related to the ways in which the digital turn has shaped the study of the English language, and of how the resulting methodological approaches have permeated other disciplines. It draws on modern linguistics and discourse analysis for its analytical methods, and applies these approaches to the exploration and theorisation of issues within the Humanities.

Divided into three sections, this handbook covers:

  • sources and corpora;
  • analytical approaches;
  • English language at the interface with other areas of research in the Digital Humanities.

In covering these areas, more traditional approaches and methodologies in the Humanities are re-cast and research challenges are re-framed through the lens of the digital. The essays in this volume highlight the opportunities for new questions to be asked and long standing questions to be re-considered when drawing on the digital in Humanities research.

This is a ground-breaking collection of essays offering incisive and essential reading for anyone with an interest in the English language and Digital Humanities.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Svenja Adolphs and Dawn Knight

Chapter 2 Spoken Corpora

Karin Aijmer

Chapter 3 Written Corpora

Sheena Gardner and Emma Moreton

Chapter 4 Digital Interaction

Jai Mackenzie

Chapter 5 Multimodality I: Speech, Prosody and Gestures

Phoebe Lin and Yaoyao Chen

Chapter 6 Multimodality II: Text and Image

Sofia Malamatidou

Chapter 7 Digital Pragmatics of English

Irma Taavitsainen and Andreas H. Jucker

Chapter 8 Metaphor

Wendy Anderson and Elena Semino

Chapter 9 Grammar

Anne O'Keeffe and Geraldine Mark

Chapter 10 Lexis

Marc Alexander and Fraser Dallachy

Chapter 11 Ethnography

Piia Varis

Chapter 12 Mediated Discourse Analysis

Rodney H. Jones

Chapter 13 Critical Discourse Analysis

Paul Baker and Mark McGlashan

Chapter 14 Conversation Analysis

Jack Sidnell and Maria Martika

Chapter 15 Cross-Cultural Communication

Eric Friginal and Cassie Dorothy Leymarie

Chapter 16 Sociolinguistics

Lars Hinrichs and Axel Bohmann

Chapter 17 Literary Stylistics

Michaela Mahlberg and Viola Wiegand

Chapter 18 Historical Linguistics

Freek Van de Velde and Peter Petré

Chapter 19 Forensic Linguistics

Nicci MacLeod and David Wright

Chapter 20 Corpus Linguistics

Gavin Brookes and Tony McEnery

Chapter 21 English Language and Classics

Alexandra Trachsel

Chapter 22 English Language and History

Ian N. Gregory and Laura L. Paterson

Chapter 23 English Language and Philosophy

Jonathon Tallant and James Andow

Chapter 24 English Language and Multimodal Narrative

Riki Thompson

Chapter 25 English Language and Digital Literacies

Paul Spence

Chapter 26 English Language and Literature

Kathy Conklin and Josephine Guy

Chapter 27 English Language and Digital Health Humanities

Brian Brown

Chapter 28 English Language and Public Humanities

Ben Clarke, Glenn Hadikin, Mario Saraceni, John Williams

Chapter 29 English Language and Digital Cultural Heritage

Lorna M. Hughes, Agiatis Benardou and Ann Gow

Chapter 30 English Language and Social Media

Caroline Tagg

About the Editors

Svenja Adolphs is a Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research interests are in the areas of corpus linguistics (in particular multimodal spoken corpus linguistics), pragmatics and discourse analysis. She has published widely in these areas, including Introducing Electronic Text Analysis (2006, Routledge), Corpus and Context: investigating pragmatics functions in spoken discourse (2008, John Benjamins), Introducing Pragmatics in Use (2011, Routledge, with Anne O’Keeffe and Brian Clancy) and Spoken corpus linguistics: from monomodal to multimodal (2013, Routledge, with Ronald Carter).

Dawn Knight is a Reader in Applied Linguistics at Cardiff University. Her research interests lie in the areas of corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, digital interaction, non-verbal communication and the socio-linguistic contexts of communication. The main contribution of her work has been to pioneer the development of a new research area in applied linguistics: multimodal corpus-based discourse analysis. Dawn is the principal investigator on the ESRC/AHRC funded CorCenCC (Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes – the National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh) project (2016 – 2020) and is currently the Chair of BAAL, the British Association for Applied Linguistics, representing over 1000 applied linguists within the UK (2018 – 2021).

About the Series

Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies

Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies provide comprehensive surveys of the key topics in English language studies. Each Handbook focuses in detail on one area, explaining why the issue is important and then critically discussing the leading views in the field. All the chapters are specially commissioned and written by prominent scholars. Coherent, accessible and carefully compiled, Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies are the perfect resource for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General