Kennen Sie schon … das Corpus of Early English Correspondence (CEEC)?

„The Cor­pus of Ear­ly Eng­lish Cor­re­spon­dence (CEEC) was com­piled with his­tor­i­cal soci­olin­guis­tics in mind. The orig­i­nal con­cept was to test how meth­ods cre­at­ed by soci­olin­guists study­ing present-day lan­guages could be applied to his­tor­i­cal data. As the cor­pus yield­ed promis­ing results, the research team has found many impor­tant links between lan­guage change and social vari­ables.
The appli­ca­tion of soci­olin­guis­tic meth­ods is made pos­si­ble by an exten­sive data­base con­tain­ing back­ground infor­ma­tion about let­ter writ­ers. This data­base is cur­rent­ly being extend­ed to cov­er infor­ma­tion on let­ter recip­i­ents as well.
A sec­ond data­base con­tains infor­ma­tion on each let­ter, includ­ing data on eg authen­tic­i­ty in addi­tion to sender and recip­i­ent.
The CEEC is these days a cov­er term for a fam­i­ly of cor­po­ra. Work on the orig­i­nal CEEC began in 1993, and was com­plet­ed in 1998.
The ver­sions of CEEC are avail­able through the Oxford Text Archive.“

Cor­pus of Ear­ly Eng­lish Cor­re­spon­dence Sam­pler (CEECS)
Parsed Cor­pus of Ear­ly Eng­lish Cor­re­spon­dence (PCEEC)

Foto von alten handgeschriebenen Briefen, die im Cor­pus of Early Eng­lish Cor­res­pond­ence Project bearbeitet wurden (

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