Corpus of Early English Correspondence Sampler (CEECS)

Laitos: Englannin kielen laitos
Yhteyshenkilö: Arja Nurmi
Sähköposti: arja.nurmi@helsinki.fi

1. Linguistic research resource

a. Official or identificatory name and acronym Corpus of Early English Correspondence Sampler (CEECS)
b. Short description of content Personal correspondence from England between the years 1418-1680. Compiled as a tool for historical sociolinguistics.
c. Originality status primary/original location: Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG), Department of English, University of Helsinki
copy: Distributed world-wide through ICAME and the Oxford Text Archive.
d. Description of size and extent 450,000 words
e. Storage format Electronic (plain text)
f. (Estimated) time invested in the collection and processing of the resource 48 person months
g. Contact person(s) and their contact information (E-mail & telephone); may be the same for all points (a), (b) and (c). a) person who in practice administers the resource and grants (possibly required) usage permits: Oxford Text Archive (http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/headers/2461.xml) or ICAME (http://icame.uib.no/newcd-of.html).
b) person who has physical possession of the contracts concerning the resource, by which the resource has been acquired for use at the department: Arja Nurmi (arja.nurmi@helsinki.fi, 09-19123531)
c) person(s) who has/have originally contracted acquired, collected, compiled and/or annotated the resource, and who thus has copyright to the material and whose permission is (possibly) required to access the resource. Corpus compilers have jointly agreed to the distribution of the corpus via the two channels mentioned. Corpus compilers hold copyright for the selection and textual annotation of texts; the texts themselves are out of copyright because the editors have died more than 70 years ago. Corpus compilers are: Jukka Keränen, Minna Nevala, Terttu Nevalainen, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg.
h. (Main) references to published articles or other written works describing the resource itself or research based on its use. Nevalainen, T. & H. Raumolin-Brunberg (eds.) (1996). Sociolinguistics and language history. Studies based on The Corpus of Early English Correspondence. (Language and Computers 15.) Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi.

Nurmi, Arja (ed.) (1998) Manual for the Corpus of Early English Correspondence Sampler CEECS. Department of English. University of Helsinki. Available at <http://khnt.hit.uib.no/icame/manuals/ceecs/INDEX.HTM>.
i. Link(s) to more extensive/thorough descriptions of the resource in the Internet (which may be in any language) http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/CoRD/corpora/CEEC/index.html
http://khnt.hit.uib.no/icame/manuals/ceecs/INDEX.HTM
j. Physical location of resource (server and directory path or Internet address, or room/person in the case of non-electronic materials) Several copies on computers at VARIENG. Copies available from Oxford Text Archive (free of charge) and ICAME.
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Resource Name Corpus of Early English Correspondence Sampler (CEECS)
Resource Type Written Corpus
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Description Personal correspondence from England between the years 1418-1680. Compiled as a tool for historical sociolinguistics.
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Publications Nevalainen, T. & H. Raumolin-Brunberg (eds.) (1996). Sociolinguistics and language history. Studies based on The Corpus of Early English Correspondence. (Language and Computers 15.) Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi., Nurmi, Arja (ed.) (1998) Manual for the Corpus of Early English Correspondence Sampler CEECS. Department of English. University of Helsinki. Available at <http://khnt.hit.uib.no/icame/manuals/ceecs/INDEX.HTM>.
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Topic revision: r3 - 2011-11-14 - KimmoKoskenniemi
 
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