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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
    Explore 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.
    Update: Lextutor main concordancer running separate-files data now duplicates this function with much larger corpora (ex, BAWE Written with 8 million words in 30 sub-corpora)
    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