The following researchers have worked with or alongside the core Linguistic DNA team in Sheffield:

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.  Read some reflections from Amy.

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. Read some reflections from Nadia.

Nathaniel Dziura completed 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 looked at gaps in the EEBO-TCP metadata and explored some early concept output. Read some reflections from Nathaniel.

Sophie Whittle completed a work placement at DHI | Sheffield while studying MA Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Like Nathaniel, Sophie tackled gaps in the EEBO-TCP metadata and explored some early concept output. Read some reflections from Sophie.

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. Read some reflections from Winnie.

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