From Tangier to Locarno: the experience of war in Nottingham and language use in local newspapers, 1905-1925

Braber, B. and Braber, N. (2021) From Tangier to Locarno: the experience of war in Nottingham and language use in local newspapers, 1905-1925. Midland History, (doi: 10.1080/0047729X.2021.1975230) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

This article applies a historical linguistic approach to compare specific word choice before, during and after the First World War in a sample of UK newspapers and two Nottingham papers. It finds that language use in Nottingham newspapers was similar to UK papers but at the same time showed marked differences, possibly as a result of local characteristics, circumstances, events and developments, which suggests that people’s experience of war in this city did not always follow an overall UK pattern.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors are grateful to the Centre for Hidden Histories, a World War One Engagement Centre established by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, for funding the research for this article
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Braber, Dr Ben
Authors: Braber, B., and Braber, N.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities
Journal Name:Midland History
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0047-729X
ISSN (Online):1756-381X
Published Online:12 September 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Midland History 2021
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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