LanguageWare and the 1641 Depositions


Under the AHRC Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement scheme we are developing new ways of interacting with a digitized corpus of Early Modern English (EME) and attempting to utilize IBM LanguageWare to mine the corpus for information on the state of the language in the 1641 Depositions.  Our linguistic quest was to map the development of the verb phrase in EME as represented in the corpus, focusing on verbal morphology, modal auxiliaries and the development of do-support.