Lexical fields in fiction

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Lexical fields in fiction 1750 to 1818

The Lexical Fields in Fiction 1750 to 1818 project is a corpus-based research project which aims to a) establish and compare the extent and diversity of lexical fields within sets of sample literary corpora, and b) to chart the occurrence in the sample corpora of narrative fiction of lexemes from lexical fields prevalent in near-contemporary non-fiction texts. The period 1750 to 1818 has been chosen to provide a selection of texts whose publication dates fall immediately before and immediately after the life of Jane Austen (1775-1817), whose six complete mature works comprise the initial corpus.