This is a special blog post, extending our thanks to the Centre for Corpus Research (CCR), located in the University of Birmingham for their valuable contribution to the All About Corpora (AAC) website. In particular, we would like to express our gratitude to Professor Michaela Mahlberg, who is the Director of CCR, for encouraging her colleagues to put forward their research profiles, as well as providing us with a treasure trove of research materials.

At the time of posting this article, Researcher Profiles for the following CCR members can be found on our website:

Michaela Mahlberg (Director)

Paul Thompson (Deputy Director)

Anna Cermáková

Ewa Dabrowska

Matteo Fuoli

Jason Grafmiller

Jack Grieve

Nicholas Groom

Susan Hunston

Ruth Page

Florent Perek (to be updated shortly)

Garry Plappert

Adam Schembri

Michael Toolan

Crayton Walker

Viola Wiegand

Bodo Winter

Additionally, we have now added the CLiC (Corpus Linguistics in Context) to our list of online corpora, which can be found in the Corpus Software section of this website. The CLiC was created as part of an AHRC-funded project (grant reference AH/P504634/1) led by Professor Michaela Mahlberg and it is hosted at CCR. The CLiC currently contains over 130 books categorised into four corpora: the corpus of Dickens’s Novels (DNov), a 19th Century Reference Corpus (19C), a corpus of 19th Century Children’s Literature (ChiLit) and Additional Requested Texts (ArTs).

Michaela has also very generously provided us with a list of 12 of her publications that are available as ‘open-access’. These publications will be added to the ‘Open-Access Materials’ section of our site over the coming days.

We would like to once again thank Michaela, as well as the rest of her colleagues at CCR and we look forward to continue working with them in the near future.

We would finally like to encourage you all to forward us ( any open-access material you may have and also inform us if you would like your research profile to be added to our site.