Amelia Joulain-Jay, a PhD candidate in History at Lancaster, has written this blog post for the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. Her work investigates the potential of corpus linguistics to allow for the exploration of spatial patterns in large amounts of digitised historical texts. Amelia was awarded the 2016 Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship in Nineteenth-Century Media for this work. She will be delighted to answer (to the best of her abilities) any queries you may have about using corpus linguistics for your research on c19th newspapers. You can contact her on Twitter via @joulain_jay or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.