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Query:   Corpora of historical German texts
Author:  Gert Webelhuth
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Text/Corpus Linguistics

Summary:   A FEW WEEKS AGO I POSTED A MESSAGE SEEKING HELP IN FINDING COMPUTERIZED
CORPORA OF HISTORICAL GERMAN TEXTS. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH OF THE
RESPONDENTS WARMLY AND AM ATTACHING A SUMMARY OF THEIR RESPONSES BELOW.

BEST,

GERT WEBELHUTH
DEP. OF LINGUISTICS
U OF NORTH CAROLINA AT
CHAPEL HILL

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SUMMARY

MARIE HELT (MEH2@DANA.UCC.NAU.EDU) WROTE:

YOU MIGHT TRY CONTACTING PEOPLE ON THE CORPORA LIST (RUN BY ICAME AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN, NORWAY). THEY HAVE BEEN MOST HELPFUL WITH MY CORPORA
REQUESTS IN THE PAST, ESPECIALLY FOR GERMAN. THE ADDRESS IS:

CORPORA@HD.UIB.NO

GOOD LUCK, AND WOULD YOU POST A SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU FIND?
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NILS LANGER (NILS.LANGER@NEWCASTLE.AC.UK) WROTE:

THIS MIGHT NOT BE OF MUCH HELP BUT THERE IS A COLLECTION OF EARLY NEW HIGH
GERMAN TEXTS, COLLECTEED BY W. BESCH (UNIVERSITY OF BONN) WHICH IS AVAILABLE
IN THE CRUDEST POSSIBLE FORM OF COMPUTERIZATION, I.E. DOS-TEXT.
NEVERTHELESS, IT MIGHT BE A START THOUGH IT IS NOT QUITE ABOUT THE PERIOD
YOU WERE LOOKING FOR. IT CONSISTS OF 40 TEXTS A C. 50 PAGES AND COVERS 4
CENTURIES AND 10 DIALECTS (I.E. 1 TEXT PER CENTURY PER DIALECT). THE
EARLIEST TEXT IS FROM AROUND 1325 WHEREAS THE MOST RECENT ONE IS FROM 1699.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED YOU SHOULD PERHAPS GET IN CONTACT WITH PROFESSOR BESCH
DIRECTLY..
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ANS VAN KEMENADE (KEMENADE@LET.VU.NL)

THERE IS A DATABANK IN FRANKFURT WHERE I KNOW YOU COULD GET COMPUTERIZED
TEXTS (NOTHING ANNOTATED, I THINK). BUT THEY WORK ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT YOU
CAN GET MATERIAL IF YOU GIVE SOME OTHER MATERIAL IN RETURN (MEDIEVAL
BARTER, YOU KNOW).

ANS INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING EMAIL FROM RICHARD SCHRODT
(RICHARD.SCHRODT@UNIVIE.AC.AT):

THE BEST WAY NOW WOULD BE

LL Issue: 8.386
Date Posted: 18-Mar-1997
Original Query: Read original query