The Lampeter Corpus
Early Modern English Tracts
The Lampeter Corpus of Early Modern English Tracts is a collectionof texts on various subject matter published between 1640 and 1740 - atime that is marked by the rise of mass publication, the development ofa public discourse in many areas of everyday life and, last but not least, the standardisation of British English.
The Lampeter Corpus has been compiled over the last four yearsat Chemnitz University's REAL Centre and is now available for scholarly research free of charge. For further information on the corpus, please navigate through our pagesby clicking on the links in the left-hand frame or by using the 'forward' button below.
The Lampeter Project link tells you more about the history of the corpus. CorpusSetup explains briefly the structure, sampling criteria and encoding of the corpus. The links Religion, Politics, Economy, Science, Law and Miscellaneous give basic information on the corpus documents of the respective categories. Availability shows how the corpus can be obtained. Renaissance on the Web is a page with links to other projects and corpora related to Early Modern English and also to early modern history. For our purpose, we use the term 'Renaissance' not in a strictly historical sense but as a cover term for both the Renaissance and the Augustan ages. Info-Page records every publication relating to the Lampeter Corpus and is intended as a page on which comments and observations by users of the corpus can be published. Since the corpus has been completed fairly recently, i.e. May 1998, this latter page is relatively empty at present but will hopefully not remain so. In addition, it will also accommodate a list oferrata, and we sincerely hope that this part of the page does remain empty.
The REAL Centre link, finally, takes you back to the start page of the REAL Centre at Chemnitz University, the place where the corpus has been compiled over the last four years.
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