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CMSW: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945)

CMSW: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945)

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Main contact:  Professor John Corbett

Subject area:
English Language - School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (CMSW) is an electronic corpus of written and printed texts from the period 1700-1945, complementing the Helsinki Corpus of Older Scots (1450-1700) and the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (1945-present day). CMSW contains over 350 documents, approximately 5.5 million words of text overall.

CMSW’s documents range from printed novels, to written correspondence, to newspaper and magazine articles, to legal material such as wills and sasines. Our documents have been sourced from partners such as the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, the National Library of Scotland, and Glasgow University Archives.

Current project director: Dr Wendy Anderson.