ARCHER: A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers

ARCHER: A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers

ARCHER is a multi-genre corpus of British and American English covering the period 1600-1999, first constructed by Douglas Biber and Edward Finegan in the 1990s. It is managed as an ongoing project by a consortium of participants at fourteen universities in seven countries. On receipt of a signed User Agreement (downloadable from the Documentation page of this site), ARCHER will be made available both for in-house use at the consortium universities and for online internet searches. An instructor (lecturer, teacher) may submit a User Agreement on behalf of a class of students.

For hints and tips for registered users, please visit the last section of the Using ARCHER page.

For a list of publications that have made use of ARCHER at one of the participating departments, please visit Publications page.

The coordinators may be contacted via archer@manchester.ac.uk.