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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: Corpus of Late Modern English Texts

Author: Hendrik De Smet

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

FYI Body: A substantially upgraded version of the Corpus of Late Modern English Texts is now available online. CLMET3.0, compiled by Hendrik De Smet, Hans-Jürgen Diller and Jukka Tyrkkö, contains about 34 million words of text, covering British English from 1710 to 1920. The new version of the corpus is genre-balanced and part-of-speech-tagged. The corpus is freely available. More detailed information and instructions for downloading the corpus can be found on http://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0044428.

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