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 an electronically signed User Agreement (print version 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.