[Teaser] When I explain to people what a corpus is, I usually start off by saying that it’s a large collection of language that we use to represent the way English is used as a whole. It seems a simple premise, but when you dig a bit deeper, it gets more complicated. As with any research, the validity of your results is dependent on the quality of your data. The data your chosen corpus contains will determine exactly what kind of language it can actually be said to represent and so how useful it is for your purpose. […]
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