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Query Subject:   Looking for 18th Century American Texts
Author:   Mikko Höglund
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s):  English


Query:   My colleague and I are compiling a corpus of early American texts. Presently we have some 1,5 million words from the period 1700-1780 and the goal is 2 million words. The texts we already have are collected from the Oxford Text Archive, Project Gutenberg and DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Does anyone know of another text repository that would have freely available American texts from 1700-1780? The two most important criteria are that the texts are freely available to be used in our corpus, and that the texts are in some text format (not e.g. pictures of pages).

The corpus, which will be launched in 2013, will be available to anyone interested in early American English research.
LL Issue: 23.4734
Date posted: 12-Nov-2012



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