The Corpus of English Dialogues has been used as a resource in the following publications. If you have used the corpus in your own research, please let us know using the feedback form.

Selected works based on early versions of CED


Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. Forthcoming. Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rissanen, Matti. "From medieval to modern: corpus-based evidence of the development of adverbial connectives from Late Middle to Early Modern English." Papers of the IAUPE Conference, Malta 2010.


Rissanen, Matti. 2012. "Corpora and the study of English historical syntax." In: Merja Kytö (ed.). English Corpus Linguistics: Crossing Paths. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. 197-220.


Rissanen, Matti. 2011. "On the long history of English adverbial subordinators." Connectives in Synchrony and Diachrony in European Languages, ed. by Anneli Meurman-Solin & Ursula Lenker. Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English 8. 


Archer, D. 2007. “Developing a more detailed picture of the Early Modern English courtroom: Data and methodological issues facing historical pragmatics”. In: S.M. Fitzmaurice and I. Taavitsainen (eds.), Methods of Historical Pragmatics. Recovering Speaker Meaning and Reader Inference. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 185-218.

Walker, T. 2007. Thou and You in Early Modern English Dialogues: Trials, Depositions, and Drama Comedy (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 158). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


Archer, D. 2006. “(Re)initiating strategies: Judges and defendants in Early Modern English courtrooms”. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 7 (2), 181-211.


Archer, D. 2005. Questions and Answers in the English Courtroom (1640–1760) (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series 135). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Shiina, M. 2005. The Use of Vocatives in Early Modern English Gentry Comedies: A Corpus-based Approach. PhD thesis, Lancaster University.


Jacobsson, M. 2004. “Apologies and apologetic attitude in Early Modern English”. Nordic Journal of English Studies 3 (3), 187–204.


Archer, D. and J. Culpeper. 2003. “Sociopragmatic annotation: New directions and possibilities in historical corpus linguistics”. In: A. Wilson, P. Rayson and T. McEnery (eds.), Corpus Linguistics by the Lune: A Festschrift for Geoffrey Leech. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 37–58.

Kytö, M. and T. Walker. 2003. “The linguistic study of early modern English speech-related texts: How ‘bad’ can ‘bad’ data be?” Journal of English Linguistics 31 (3), 221–248.

Walker, T. 2003. “You and thou in early modern English dialogues: Patterns of usage.” In: I. Taavitsainen and A.H. Jucker (eds.), Diachronic Perspectives on Address Term Systems (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series 107). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 309–342.


Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. 2002. “Lexical bundles in Early Modern English dialogues: A window into the speech-related language of the past”. In: T. Fanego, B. Méndez-Naya and E. Seoane (eds.), Sounds, Words, Texts and Change. Selected Papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7–11 September 2000 (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 224). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 45–63.

Jacobsson, M. 2002. “Thank you and thanks in Early Modern English”. ICAME Journal 26, 63–80.


Claridge, C. and T. Walker. 2001. “Causal clauses in written and speech-related genres in Early Modern English”. ICAME Journal 25, 31–63.


Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. 2000a. “The conjunction and in early Modern English: Frequencies and uses in speech-related writing and other texts”. In: R. Bermúdez-Otero, D. Denison, R.M. Hogg and C.B. McCully (eds.), Generative Theory and Corpus Studies: A Dialogue from 10 ICEHL (Topics in English Linguistics 31). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 299–326.

Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. 2000b. “Gender voices in the spoken interaction of the past: A pilot study based on Early Modern English trial proceedings”. In: D. Kastovsky and A. Mettinger (eds.), The History of English in a Social Context (Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 129). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 53–89.

Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. 2000c. “Data in historical pragmatics: Spoken interaction (re)cast as writing”. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 1 (2), 175–199.

Culpeper, J. and E. Semino. 2000. “Constructing witches and spells: Speech acts and activity types in Early Modern England”. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 1 (1), 97–116.

Walker, T. 2000. “The choice of second person singular pronouns in authentic and constructed dialogue in late sixteenth century English”. In: C. Mair and M. Hundt (eds.), Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. Papers from the Twentieth International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 20), Freiburg im Breisgau 1999 (Language and Computers: Studies in Practical Linguistics 33). Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 375–384.


Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. 1999a. “Modifying pragmatic force: Hedges in a corpus of Early Modern English dialogues”. In: A.H. Jucker, G. Fritz and F. Lebsanft (eds.), Historical Dialogue Analysis. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 293–312.

Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. 1999b. “Investigating nonstandard language in a corpus of Early Modern English dialogues: Methodological considerations and problems”. In: I. Taavitsainen, G. Melchers and P. Pahta (eds.), Writing in Nonstandard English. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 171–187.


Culpeper, J. and M. Kytö. 1997. “Towards a corpus of dialogues, 1550–1750”. In: H. Ramisch and K. Wynne (eds.), Language in Time and Space. Studies in Honour of Wolfgang Viereck on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday (Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik – Beihefte, Heft 97). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 60–73.