University of Erfurt

English and American Studies

Corpora, Dictionaries, Software

Dictionaries

OED (*)
The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most extensive dictionaries of the English language and also provides information on etymology.

Collins Dictionary
The dictionary by Collins online

Corpora

Corpora are collections of texts of naturally occuring language that linguists use to validate their hypotheses about language use.

BNC
The British National Corpus consists of 100 million words of spoken and written language.

Childes
The Childes Corpus is a Child Language Corpus for research on language acquisition.

COCA
The Corpus of Contemporary American English contains 440 million words of American English.

ICE-GB (*)
For the International Corpus of English, access to the British English module is provided from within the university's computer network.

SCOTS
The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS) contains texts in Scots and Standard Scottish English.

Software for Linguists

AntConc
Free concordance software

R
Statistics software for linguists

Praat
Software for speech sound analysis

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User menu and language choice