Child welfare in Victorian newspapers:corpus-based discourse analysis

Atkinson, Paul and Gregory, Ian Norman (2017) Child welfare in Victorian newspapers:corpus-based discourse analysis. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 48 (2). pp. 159-186. ISSN 0022-1953

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Abstract

Corpus linguistics enables the analysis of patterns in large bodies of written material. The use of this approach to trace discourses about infant mortality in all of the text published by four newspapers in England and Wales between 1870 and 1900 detects systematic variations in views about infant welfare by locality. It also reveals some of the strengths and weaknesses inherent in interrogating digitized text with linguistic tools in historical research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Additional Information: This is a manuscript version of an article that has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History © 2017 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1202
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 85871
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2017 15:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 03:36
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/85871

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