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Corpus of Contemporary American English

COCA, the Corpus of Contemporary American English (available at is a giant (450 million words plus more, and growing) corpus of written and spoken English, freely available online, and with easy-to-use search tools that let you analyze the corpus in a variety of ways, e.g. collocates, frequencies, and searches for words/phrases (including the use of wildcards or parts of speech). A great go-to corpus for corpus linguists, and fun for anyone willing to put it some time playing with it to learn how it works. If you’re confused, you can click a little question mark for an explanation of most features.

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