Penn Corpora of Historical English

The Penn Corpora of Historical English are running texts and text samples of British English prose across its history - from the earliest Middle English documents up to the First World War. The corpora are designed for the use of students and scholars of the history of English, especially the historical syntax of the language. This online version includes:

  • The Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English, Second Edition (PPCME2)
  • The Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English (PPCEME)
  • The Penn Parsed Corpus of Modern British English (PPCMBE)

Access

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