Week Name Description
Quick Links URL BNCweb (on eng-ling.uni-bamberg.de, CQPweb Interface)
URL NEW: Corpus of Contemporary American English with 2017 Update (COCA, CQPweb Interface)
URL Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA, CQPweb Interface)
URL Corpus of Historical American English (COHA, CQPweb Interface)
URL Pop Lyrics Corpus (by Valentin Werner, CQPweb Interface)
URL Corpora @ SketchEngine.eu

The SketchEngine is a commercial corpus interface which was primarily developed with the needs of lexicographers in mind. What's unique about SE is that it features some (sadly rather opaque) algorithms for investigating how words are used in context. The functions are similar to the collocations function in CQPweb, but more intuitive. You can use SE to access a wide range of corpora (including the BNC and parallel corpora such as OPUS). EU-wide access is financed via the ELEXIS project until April 2022.

URL Corpora @ Uni Lancaster (CQPweb)

Freely accessible corpora at the University of Lancaster, including the BNC, BNC2014 and the Brown familiy.

URL BYU Corpora

A campus licence for COCA, COHA & GloWbE is available now. All students with a free user account for the BYU corpora have advanced access rights when logging in on campus. This also works with a VPN connection from home.

Please note this works for only 30 students at a time, so please do not forget to log out once you're finished with your research.


URL NEW LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey: Free online survey tool.
Registration required. Please contact fabian.vetter@uni-bamberg.de

URL OLD LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey: Free online survey tool.
Registration required. Please contact fabian.vetter@uni-bamberg.de

URL RStudio Server


URL TRAC: ICE-Malta

Project page for ICE-Malta.
Access for staff members only.
VPN connection required.

Manuals & Tutorials URL Bamberger Katalog

Introduction to our online library system.

URL MLA International Bibliography

Introduction to the Modern Language Association International Bibliography. The MLA is a good place to start your research if you're looking for journal articles.

URL Bibliography of Linguistic Literature
URL Citavi
URL See library website for more tutorials
URL Wordsmith 5 Step-by-Step
URL Getting Started with ICECUP 3.1 (Gerald Nelson, Sean Wallis and Bas Aarts)
URL BNCweb Manual
URL AntConc Youtube channel
URL CQPweb Youtube Tutorials
File CQP Query Language (advanced queries) (Stefan Evert)
Page Querying Corpora: Simple Queries with wildcards

Page Advanced Corpus Queries with Regular Expressions

Page AntConc: Export KWIC view to MS Excel with keyword in separate column
Page How to install QUITA - step by step
Page How to install Transcriber 1.5.1 with bugfix

URL Official documentation for Transcriber 1.5.1
URL ICE Corpora Transcription & Markup Guidelines
File Erste Schritte mit Transcriber
Corpora: Overview Page Synchronic multi-purpose Corpora

The corpora in this group

  • usually sample texts from many different registers in order to represent the language as it is used in one national variety.
  • are synchronic, i.e. contain only material from one specific point in time
  • contain present day English
Page Historical Corpora
Old, Middle and Early Modern English corpora.
Page Other Corpora: Spoken

Specialised spoken corpora.

Page Other Corpora: Written

Specialised written corpora. Highlights: ICLE (International Corpus of Learner English), Oxford Text Archive (OTA), TIME Magazine Corpus of American English.

Bibliographies and Reference Databases Page Bibliographies
Use these if you're looking for journal articles.
Page Dictionaries

Page Handbooks and Encyclopaediae
Consult these instead of Wikipedia.
Software and Tools Page Corpus Tools
Links and info on concordancing tools such as AntConc or Wordsmith Tools.
Page Web as Corpus
Page Transcription Tools
Page IPA Tools and Fonts

Page Other Tools
Data Visualization Page Graphical methods for data analysis with R (lattice)
Statistics URL Entscheidungsbaum für statistische Verfahren (Universitäre Fernstudien Schweiz)
URL Methodenberatung (Uni Zürich)
File Simple Methods for Linguistic Research (Lukas Sönning, 5.11.15)
URL Cookbook for R