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The American National Corpus (ANC) project is developing a corpus comparable to the British National Corpus (BNC), covering American English. Recent interest in the web as a source of corpus materials has caused some in the language processing community to suggest that the development of a corpus of American English is unnecessary. However, we argue that(More)
Using corpora to explore linguistic variation opens with an introductory chapter by the editors. They describe the linguistic scene, providing the background that ties together the papers presented in the present volume. They also explain the organizational principles adopted. In all, the introductory chapter is very informative and highly illuminating, as(More)
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