This presentation revolves around work taking place as part of the Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language Project (http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/shakespearelang/). I will not be presenting one study in all its detail, but several studies - pilot studies, spin-off studies and in-progress studies. These will include discussion of neologisms, lexical words and grammatical words, multi-word units and the language of emotion. As I go along, I will reflect methodological challenges and solutions (or partial solutions!). I will also give glimpses of a range of results.