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2015-05-29 00:26:22 -0500 commented answer What are some English corpora which have updated taboo language?

Thanks Costas!

2015-05-25 06:21:07 -0500 answered a question What are some English corpora which have updated taboo language?

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your speedy reply!

I guess by "updated" I mean slang / swear words or new meanings that popped up in the last decade or so - where Twitter, FB, IG, Urban Dictionary etc really dashed across the globe.

I've just read Strenstroem's "Trends in Teenage talk" on building COLT. The methods are obviously very useful to me but the data would be a bit outdated for my research - the kids who were recorded would be older than me!

I'm looking at researching on one specific swear word and its usage / forms in both written and spoken contexts and compare its usage in Kachru (1985)'s inner circle countries.

Thanks for the corpora suggestions! I'd also be very interested to know how you built a corpus using Twitter, as I think social media might be the best thing for me to turn to!

Michelle

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2015-05-25 03:31:24 -0500 asked a question What are some English corpora which have updated taboo language?

I realise that there is COLT, which is part of the BNC. The thing is these two corpora are getting a bit old and I'm wanting some authentic data of more updated taboo language and new slang etc.

I'm trying to draft a PhD proposal and am currently stuck at finding data. :(