ICAME Journal 23


Computers in English Linguistics

No. 23 – April 1999

International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English
The HIT Centre – Humanities Information Technologies Research Programme



Winnie Cheng and Martin Warren Facilitating a description of intercultural conversations: the Hong Kong Corpus of Conversational English 5
Magnus Levin Concord with collective nouns revisited 21
Manfred Markus Getting to grips with chips and Early Middle English text variants: sampling Ancrene Riwle and Hali Meidenhad 35
Arja Nurmi The Corpus of Early English Correspondence Sampler (CEECS) 53
Ignacio M. Palacios Martínez Negative polarity idioms npimein Modern English 65
Elena Seoane Posse Inherent topicality and object foregrounding in Early Modern English 117


Anne Curzan Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, and Randi Reppen Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use. 141
Hilde Hasselgård Sylviane Granger (ed) Learner English on the Computer.


Fanny Meunier Stig Johansson and Signe Oksefjell (eds) Corpora and Cross-linguistic Research. Theory, Method and Case Studies.


Gerald Nelson Magnus Ljung (ed) Corpus-based Studies in English. Papers from the Seventeenth International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 17)


David Denison Terttu Nevalainen and Leena Kahlas-Tarkka (eds) To Explain the Present: Studies in the Changing English Language in Honour of Matti Rissanen.


Kay Wikberg Antoinette Renouf (ed) Explorations in Corpus Linguistics.


Shorter notices

Ylva Berglund The 19th ICAME conference in Newcastle, Northern Ireland (20–24 May 1998) 169
Evelyn S. Firchow and Anna A. Grotans The Computer Clearinghouse Project (See the link above) 173
Merja Kytö and Matti Rissanen English historical corpora: report on developments in 1998 175

ICAME services

Knut Hofland ICAME Web-site 129
Conditions on the use of ICAME corpus material (see ICAME services) 138
Information for contributors 139