Alicia Copeland

Student in Glasgow, United Kingdom

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I'm a PhD student at the University of Glasgow and I'm interested in Linguistics and Gaming.

My research investigates the linguistic style of fantasy RPGs using linguistic analysis techniques. From an academic standpoint, this research furthers interdisciplinary literary and linguistic work within video game studies. More specifically, the unique language of fantasy RPGs is analysed in relation to semantic prosody, keyness, and readability measures. This language will be compared against standard language and other examples of literary language. From an industry standpoint, this research sheds light on the importance of language in world-creation and how games are similar and dissimilar to traditional forms of literary text.

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    • University of Glasgow
    • Missouri State University
    • Ozarks Technical Community College