Nicholas Smith

List of John Benjamins publications for which Nicholas Smith plays a role.


Corpus-based studies of specialized registers typically sample texts using random methods as far as possible, but they disregard social characteristics of the speakers/writers. In contrast, in corpus-based studies of conversation and quantitative sociolinguistic studies, sampling is more… read more
Mair, Christian, Marianne Hundt, Geoffrey N. Leech and Nicholas Smith 2002 Short term diachronic shifts in part-of-speech frequencies: A comparison of the tagged LOB and F-LOB corporaInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 7:2, pp. 245–264 | Article
The paper presents a comparison of tag frequencies in two matching one-million word reference corpora of British standard English, the 1961 LOB-corpus and its 1991 “clone” produced at Freiburg. Both corpora were tagged using a version of the CLAWS part-of-speech-tagger developed at Lancaster, and… read more