The following researchers are currently working with or alongside Linguistic DNA in Sheffield:
Rosie Shute is the dedicated researcher for DHI | Sheffield‘s contribution to Militarization 2.0, adapting concept modelling procedures for YouTube comments. Rosie’s research interests focus on the intersection between digital humanities and the study of the English language. She is in the final stages of her doctoral studies within the School of English at the University of Sheffield. Her PhD thesis Quantifying Caxton: taking a digital approach to historical spelling variation has devised a range of digital methods to investigate the language used in early print, drawing on mathematics, computer science, and computational linguistics.
Nadia Filippi is completing a work placement* at DHI | Sheffield while studying MA Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Her main research interests lie in pragmatics and sociolinguistics, and her MA dissertation will examine how people use language to talk about war video games, on and offline. Much of Nadia’s placement will be supporting Rosie on Militarization 2.0.
Winnie Smith is completing a work placement* at DHI | Sheffield while studying MA Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include the application of corpus methods to ancient documents. With Linguistic DNA, Winnie will be experimenting with statistical distributions and other quantitative and computational methods.
Others who have worked with or alongside the project include:
Amy Jackson undertook a 100-hour work placement* supervised by Linguistic DNA as part of her MA programme (English, early modern pathway). This led to an enhanced version of transcriptions of Thomason’s Newsbooks.
*For further information about the University of Sheffield’s unique credited work placement scheme, visit the School of English website.