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Commentary by Center Director Lawrence Solan

The Corpus and the Constitution

June 22, 2016
Linguists at Brigham Young University are launching a 100 million word corpus of general Founding-era English, which it has named “COFEA.” BYU is the home of the leading American corpora of this sort, which are used principally in linguistic research. Existing corpora of general English include the Corpus of Contemporary American English (“COCA,” 1990-present), and the Corpus of Historical English (“COHA,” 1820-1989)...Read More

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