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Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW)

Anderson, W; Bann, J; Beavan, D; (2009) Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW). In: Mahlberg, M and González-Díaz, V and Smith, C, (eds.) Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference. University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language: Lancaster, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This poster describes the online Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945), being created at the University of Glasgow. The corpus fills the chronological gap between the Helsinki Corpus of Older Scots (1375-1700) and the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (1945-present). The period covered by CMSW is an important time in the history of Scotland and Scots. It begins with the last stages of the standardisation of written English and the onset of the ‘Vernacular Revival’ in literary Scots. Out of the interaction between Broad Scots and written Standard English, the hybrid prestige variety of today’s Scottish English is said to emerge: CMSW will allow researchers to substantiate this claim, among many others. Once complete, CMSW will contain at least 4 million words of text, with accompanying metadata, covering a range of genres, including personal writing, administrative prose, verse and drama, and the writings of language commentators.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW)
Event: Corpus Linguistics 2009
Location: Liverpool, UK
Dates: 2009-07-20 - 2009-07-23
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/publications/cl2009/
Language: English
Additional information: © 2009 UCREL
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1404354
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