The English language of the north-west in the late Modern English period: a Corpus of late 18c Prose

Title

The English language of the north-west in the late Modern English period: a Corpus of late 18c Prose [Electronic resource]

Editor

van Bergen, Linda (ed.); Denison, David (ed.); Soliva, Joana (ed.)

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Languages

English

Editorial Practice

Encoding format: HTML 4.0

OTA keywords

Linguistic corpora
Letters

LC keywords

English language--Written English
English letters
Interpersonal communication

Extent
  • designation: Text data
  • size: (7 files : ca. 4.13 MB)
Creation Date

2003-04

Source Description

The John Rylands University Library Special Collection Guide: Legh Of Lyme Muniments John Rylands University Manchester: 1999

Notes

The date range is 1761-90. About 300,000 words have been transcribed and corrected. The corpus is currently in two forms: plain text with COCOA-style annotations, like the Helsinki corpus and HTML. The files are extended (8-bit) Ascii (ANSI/Windows default coding), and the text is coded as far as possible according to the conventions used in the Helsinki Corpus, that is, with COCOA-style brackets giving information on writer, date, page breaks, etc, enclosed within carets.

Data derived from collection(s) held at The John Rylands University Library: http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/data2/spcoll/legh/

Biber, Douglas and Edward Finegan. A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers (ARCHER). Available at: http://www.eng.helsinki.fi/varieng/team1/1 1 4 3 archer.htm on 18 June 2003.

Denison, David. 1994. A Corpus of late Modern English Prose. Available at: http://www.art.man.ac.uk/english/staff/dd/late18c.htm on 18 March 2004.