VARIENG: Corpus Resource Database
I´m hoping no one is complaining about too many posts. This is what happens when you attend a conference and people are sharing information. So here is another little jewel: The VARIENG corpus search tool.
According to their home page, “VARIENG stands for the Research Unit for the Study of Variation, Contacts and Change in English. It also stands for innovative thinking and team work in English corpus linguistics and the study of language variation and change. VARIENG members study the English language, its uses and users, both today and in the past. We are interested in how language is situated in social, cognitive, textual and discourse contexts, and produced in speaker interaction; how language varies and changes in meaning and structure; and how change is connected with language typology.”
The corpora list looks like an Excel file with filters. You may start clicking to your heart´s content here: http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/CoRD/corpora/corpusfinder/
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