The Helsinki Corpus of English Texts is a structured multi-genre diachronic corpus, which includes periodically organized text samples from Old, Middle and Early Modern English, from the eighth to the beginning of the eighteenth century. Each sample is preceded by a list of parameter codes giving information on the text and its author.
Time of compilation: 1984–1991
Size: 1,572,800 words
Language: English (Old, Middle, Early Modern)
Number of texts/samples: c. 450
Period: c. 730–1710
Funding: The University of Helsinki; The Academy of Finland
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