Concordance and collocation

Concordance: analyzing a body of sample language (a corpus) to determine common usage

1. Fantastic! Three great concordance samplers which can access the biggest and most famous corpuses (including the British National Corpus) are:
http://www.lextutor.ca/conc/eng/
http://corpus.byu.edu/
British Academic Written English concordancer
https://the.sketchengine.co.uk/corpus/first_form?corpname=preloaded/bawe2;
British Academic Written English Corpus
http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2015/british-academic-written-english-corpus-bawe/

2. Make your own concordance! Laurence Antony at Waseda  University made Antconc, a free software for making your own concordance.
http://www.laurenceanthony.net/software.html

3. Google can be a simple concordancer too:
http://www.johntedesco.net/blog/2012/06/21/how-to-solve-impossible-problems-daniel-russells-awesome-google-search-techniques/

 

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