Early Modern Multiloquent Authors

EMMA (Early Modern Multiloquent Authors) is a sample of 50 of the most prolific English writers born in the 17th century, who mostly belonged to the London-based elite. The compilation of EMMA forms part of the ERC-funded research project Mind-Bending Grammars. The corpus is designed specifically for the quantitative study of syntactic change across the lifespan. With its unprecedented per individual sample size, EMMA can be used for in-depth analysis of linguistic behavior and change within individuals and across their lifespans. Analyses can be carried out from various perspectives, including cognitive dynamics of linguistic knowledge, historical sociolinguistics and intragenerational versus intergenerational change. 

EMMA manual

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Early Modern Multiloquent Authors (EMMA) by Peter Petré, Lynn Anthonissen, Sara Budts, Enrique Manjavacas, William Standing, and Odile A.O. Strik. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/mind-bending-grammars/emma-corpus/.

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