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Isolde Van Dorst

Isolde Van Dorst, M.A., M.Sc.
Isolde Van Dorst, M.A., M.Sc.

Teaching and Research Associate

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About

Isolde van Dorst completed a BA in English Language and Culture at the University of Groningen, where she also received a MA in Linguistics. She also holds a MSc in Human Language Science and Technology from the University of Malta. During her studies, she spent a semester at the University of Westminster in London, UK, as well as a semester at Lancaster University in Lancaster, UK. Before joining the Vienna University of Economics and Business in January 2020, she worked as a researcher and corpus compiler in the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University on a variety of projects, such as the Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s Language project, the Written (and Spoken) British National Corpus 2014, and the Chronotopic Cartographies project. Currently, she works as a teaching and research associate (pre-doc) at WU, and her PhD project focuses on a corpus pragmatic analysis of politeness in spoken British business communication.

Research Interests

Isolde van Dorst’s research interests include corpus linguistics, pragmatics, computational (language) modelling, Early Modern English, and politeness studies. Her previous research has included studies into Shakespeare’s language, the use of pronouns, and the regional effects on British politeness usage.

Journal article

2019 van Dorst, Isolde. 2019. You, thou and thee: A statistical analysis of Shakespeare's use of pronominal address terms. Contributions to Contemporary History. 59 (1) Read more

Contribution to conference proceedings

2018 van Dorst, Isolde. 2018. You, thou and thee: A statistical analysis of Shakespeare's use of pronominal address terms. In Conference proceedings of Language Technologies & Digital Humanities 2018. Hrsg. D. Fi¿er and A. Pan¿ur, 274-280. Ljubljana, Slovenia: - Read more

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2019 Hardie, Andrew, van Dorst, Isolde. 2019. A survey of grammatical variability in Early Modern English drama. Encylopedia of Shakespeare's Language Symposium, Lancaster, United Kingdom, 28.06.2019. Read more
2019 Culpeper, Jonathan, van Dorst, Isolde, Gillings, Mathew. 2019. British politeness expressions and regional stereotypes. Corpus Linguistics 2019, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 22.07-26.07. Read more
2019 Culpeper, Jonathan, van Dorst, Isolde, Gillings, Mathew. 2019. British politeness expressions and regional stereotypes. ICAME 40, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 01.06-05.06. Read more
2018 van Dorst, Isolde. 2018. You, thou and thee: A statistical analysis of Shakespeare's use of pronominal address terms. Language Technologies & Digital Humanities 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 20.09-21.09. Read more