© 2007

Creating and digitizing language corpora

Volume 2: Diachronic Databases

  • Joan C. Beal
  • Karen P. Corrigan
  • Hermann L. Moisl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Will Allen, Joan C. Beal, Karen P. Corrigan, Warren Maguire, Hermann L. Moisl
    Pages 16-48
  3. Elizabeth Gordon, Margaret Maclagan, Jennifer Hay
    Pages 82-104
  4. Helena Raumolin-Brunberg, Terttu Nevalainen
    Pages 148-171
  5. Linda van Bergen, David Denison
    Pages 228-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-250

About this book


A range of electronic corpora has become accessible via the WWW and CD-ROM. This coincides with improvements in standards governing the collecting, encoding and archiving of such data. This book develops similar standards for enriching and preserving 'unconventional' data': the fragmentary texts and voices left to us as accidents of history.


diachronic linguistics sociolinguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan C. Beal
    • 1
  • Karen P. Corrigan
    • 2
  • Hermann L. Moisl
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldEngland
  2. 2.Newcastle UniversityEngland

About the editors

WILL ALLEN is a Consultant Trainer for Netskills, Newcastle University, UK, delivering and developing internet-related training DAVID DENISON is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Manchester, UK SUSAN FITZMAURICE is Professor of English Language at the University of Sheffield, UK ELIZABETH GORDON, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand JENNIFER HAY, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand RAYMOND HICKEY is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essen, Germany FRANCIS JONES is a literary translator and Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK MARGARET MACLAGAN, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand WARREN MAGUIRE is in the final stages of his PhD research on vocalic mergers in Tyneside English at Newcastle University, UK ANNELI MEURMAN-SOLIN is a Lecturer in English Philology at Helsinki University, Finland TERTTU NEVALAINEN is Professor of English Philology at the University of Helsinki, Finland SHANA POPLACK, University of Ottawa, Canada HELENA RAUMOLIN-BRUNBERG is a Senior Scholar in the Research Unit for the Study of Variation, Contacts and Change in English at Helsinki University, Finland NAOMI STANDEN is Lecturer in Chinese History at the University of Newcastle, UK ANN TAYLOR is a Research Fellow at the University of York, UK LINDA VAN BERGEN is a lecturer in English Language at the University of Edinburgh, UK

Bibliographic information


'A unique collection of essays on corpus projects that are fundamentally different from the wide range of general reference corpora of standard English(es)' - Joybrato Mukherjee, English World-Wide