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Ling and Lang

Long Name: 
Language and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641 Depositions
Funding Body: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), under the rubric of the Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact (DEDEFI) programme.
KDEG Contact: 
Dates: 
March 31, 2010 - March 31, 2011

The Language and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641 Depositions project explored how a computer environment can be created in which scholars interested in historical and corpus linguistics can work collaboratively with historians and other specialists to interrogate a key historical source, the 1641 Depositions, in ways not currently possible, by exploiting effective language technologies.

This year-long project, led by Principal Investigator Dr Barbara Fennell, Senior Lecturer in Language and Linguistics in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen was the recipient of a £334,574 award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council in March 2010, under the rubric of the Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact (DEDEFI) programme.

This project constituted the second collaboration on a Digital Humanities Project between KDEG, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Aberdeen. KDEG was able to provide expertise in Digital Humanities technologies, Web-based Information Systems and Community Collaboration.