The creation and use of digital corpora have revolutionized the study of language, signaling a shift towards a more empirical mode of investigation. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers in historical linguistics and corpus-based methods to share ideas on the many aspects of language variation and change and to propose new methods and corpora to address potential research gaps in the field. The workshop organizers are based at the Department of Applied Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting at Saarland University – home to Project B1 in SFB 1102 – where the role of linguistic densification in the evolution of English scientific writing is investigated from the 17th century to the present.
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The program of the event can be found here: Program.