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Issues and challenges in compiling a corpus of Early Modern English plays for comparison with those of William Shakespeare
In this article I discuss the issues and challenges of compiling a corpus of historical plays by a range of playwrights that is highly suitable for use in comparative, corpus-based research into language style in Shakespeare's plays. In discussing sources for digitised historical play-texts and criteria for making a selection for the present study, I argue that not just any set of Early Modern English plays constitutes a suitable basis upon which to make reliable claims about language style indoi:10.2478/icame-2020-0002 fatcat:l7xlrockpzgsxpkbbu4sbj6zti