The following researchers are currently working with or alongside Linguistic DNA in Sheffield:

Nathaniel Dziura is completing a work placement at DHI | Sheffield while studying MA Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. His research interests include sociolinguistics, language and gender, and language acquisition. With Linguistic DNA, Nathaniel will be looking at gaps in the EEBO-TCP metadata and exploring a little Linguistic DNA concept output.

Sophie Whittle is completing a work placement at DHI | Sheffield while studying MA Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Like Nathaniel, Sophie will be looking at gaps in the EEBO-TCP metadata and exploring a little Linguistic DNA concept output.


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.

Nadia Filippi completed 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 examined how people use language to talk about war video games, on and offline. Much of Nadia’s placement supported Rosie on Militarization 2.0.

Rosie Shute was the dedicated researcher for DHI | Sheffield‘s contribution to Militarization 2.0adapting 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 has now completed 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 devised a range of digital methods to investigate the language used in early print, drawing on mathematics, computer science, and computational linguistics.

Winnie Smith completed 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, experimented with statistical distributions and other quantitative and computational methods.

*For further information about the University of Sheffield’s unique credited work placement scheme, visit the School of English website.