Home > Range

Range Home

Range tell you about the distribution of words or other lexical units across a set of two or more texts. The texts can be comparable corpora or subdivisions of a corpus, or a set of texts supplied by a user

    1. Range for Sample Corpora v.1
    Eplore the range concept in a corpus context.
          From a single interface, three corpus-sets can be compared for a particular word, chunk, or family: (1) Speech vs. Writing in English, (2) Speech vs. Writing in French, and (3) sub-sections of the million-word Brown corpus at two grain sizes.
    2. Range for User Texts v.3
    Upload up to 25 of your own texts and see how many of them each word appears in - and in which texts each word appears. Extract sub-lists based on frequency and range criteria.

    Summer 2015; size capacity doubled (to 1 million words) + column sorting without export to Excel.

    2.1 Text-Lex Compare
    This is special version of Range for Texts, with rich output adapted to pedagogical purposes, including paste-in input, the calculation of a Recycling Index with regard to the second/final text in a series, and a selection of examples with characteristic indexes (different topic, different author, same topic different author, etc.) Output links to VP-BNC.

 


Range - Based on Heatley and Nation (1994) plus several updates, latest version of which can be obtained here. Adapted for Web by Tom Cobb - Université du Québec à Montréal