Khamis, Ashraf; Degaetano-Ortlieb, Stefania; Kermes, Hannah; Knappen, Jörg; Ordan, Noam; Teich, Elke

A resource for the diachronic study of scientific English: Introducing the Royal Society Corpus

Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster, 2015.

There is a wealth of corpus resources for the study of contemporary scientific English, ranging from written vs. spoken mode to expert vs. learner productions as well as different genres, registers and domains (e.g. MICASE (Simpson et al. 2002), BAWE (Nesi 2011) and SciTex (Degaetano-Ortlieb et al. 2013)). The multi-genre corpora of English (notably BNC and COCA) include fair amounts of scientific text too.