[Corpora-List] Lexical changes in the Brown family of corpora and/or ARCHER

Hardie, Andrew a.hardie
Thu Jan 3 05:09:16 CET 2013

Hi Mark,

My Lancaster colleague Paul Baker has written a number of papers on this topic, notably:

Baker, P. (2011) 'Times may change but we'll always have money: a corpus driven examination of vocabulary change in four diachronic corpora.' Journal of English Linguistics 39: 65-88.

Baker, P. (2010) 'Will Ms ever be as frequent as Mr? A corpus-based comparison of gendered terms across four diachronic corpora of British English.' Gender and Language 4.1: 125-129.

Baker, P. (2009) 'The BE06 Corpus of British English and recent language change.' International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 14:3 312-337.



-----Original Message----- From: corpora-bounces at uib.no [mailto:corpora-bounces at uib.no] On Behalf Of Mark Davies Sent: 03 January 2013 03:27 To: corpora at uib.no Subject: [Corpora-List] Lexical changes in the Brown family of corpora and/or ARCHER

I'm working on a paper on corpus-based approaches to lexical changes in Late Modern English. As part of this, I wanted to briefly look at smaller corpora like the Brown family of corpora, or the ARCHER corpus. I'm aware of course of the large amount of research that has been done on grammatical change with these corpora, but I'm not aware of much in terms of lexical change -- non-function words / content words like < teenager, hippies, groovy, swell, freak out, basically >, etc, and I haven't been able to find much at all in bibliographies either (LLBA, etc).

Of course, it's not really fair to expect this from the Brown family of corpora or ARCHER -- they were designed with a different purpose in mind -- but I just want to make sure that I'm not overlooking some important work in this field. Anyway, if anyone is aware of research or researchers in this field, I'd appreciate hearing from you, and if there's sufficient interest / response, I'll post a summary.

Thanks in advance,

Mark D.

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