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Measuring emotional temperatures in Shakespeare’s drama

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Measuring emotional temperatures in Shakespeare’s drama. / Culpeper, Jonathan Vaughan; Findlay, Alison Gail; Cortese, Beth; Thelwall, Mike.

In: English Text Construction, Vol. 11, No. 1, 09.2018, p. 10-37.

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Culpeper, Jonathan Vaughan ; Findlay, Alison Gail ; Cortese, Beth ; Thelwall, Mike. / Measuring emotional temperatures in Shakespeare’s drama. In: English Text Construction. 2018 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 10-37.

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