[Corpora-List] From Listadm: Corpora list will be terminated in the beginning of May after 30 years

jk at etinu.com jk at etinu.com
Wed Apr 27 15:54:57 CEST 2022

Dear Knut,

I remember the 1992 Nijmegen ICAME event well. We were all beginning to get used to the Email paradigm - then still only available on mainframe computers - and you persuaded that through the use of Email for mass mailings this would become the future. How right you were! The name of Bergen was already enshrined in the title of the LOB Corpus, but through the corpus archival facilities which you and your colleagues in Bergen were setting, you not only showed great pioneering vision and innovation, but put very large and ever-growing band of corpus linguists worldwide in your debt, as others have been acknowledging. If ICAME could remain involved or associated with the Corpus-list, I'm sure there would be no objections.


On 25.04.2022 22:09, Knut Hofland wrote:
> Dear list members,
> I started the Corpora list after the 13th ICAME conference in
> Nijmegen in 1992 with 62 subscribers. The list has now more than 6200
> subscribers.
> The IT department at the University of Bergen has now decided to stop
> supporting Unix mail and have moved to Microsoft Exchange. The Mailman
> software used for running the Corpora list will therefore no longer be
> available. The archive files will not be available anymore. I know
> that some sites have been archiving the list. The Linguist List has an
> archive from March 1999 to February 2017.
> If anybody would like to continue the list in any form either at their
> own site or using Mailman hosting or other software, I can provide the
> member list and a dump of the archive.
> I will thank all the members of the list for having kept the list
> alive for 30 years.
> Best regards
> Knut Hofland
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