ARCHER: A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers

Consortium members

Following a meeting in Lancaster on 28 May 2009 there were some changes to membership of the consortium. A further change was agreed in July 2013, and another in November 2013. There are currently consortium members at the following university departments.


  • University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages (English Philology): Minna Palander-Collin, Turo Hiltunen


  • University of Bamberg (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg), Department of English (Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft einschließlich Sprachgeschichte): Manfred Krug
  • University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), Department of English (Englisches Seminar): Christian Mair, Bernd Kortmann
  • University of Heidelberg (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), Department of English (Anglistisches Seminar): Nadja Nesselhauf
  • University of Trier (Universität Trier), Department of English Studies (Fachbereich Anglistik): Sebastian Hoffmann


  • University of Santiago de Compostela, Research Unit on Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization, Department of English and German (Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa e Alemá): Teresa Fanego, María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo


  • Uppsala University (Uppsala universitet), Department of English: Merja Kytö


  • University of Zurich (Universität Zürich), Department of English (Englisches Seminar): Gerold Schneider


  • Lancaster University, UCREL Research Centre: Paul Rayson
  • University of Leicester, School of Education/School of English: Nicholas Smith
  • The University of Manchester, Linguistics and English Language: David Denison, Nuria Yáñez-Bouza


  • University of Michigan, Department of English: Anne Curzan
  • Northern Arizona University (NAU), Department of English: Douglas Biber
  • University of Southern California (USC), Department of Linguistics: Edward Finegan

Most of these departments are willing to host visits by interested scholars who wish to consult ARCHER. Please email for contact details of the responsible person at one of these departments.