C is for Corpus
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  • C is for Corpus
  • How to use COCA
  • A corpus (plural corpora) is a collection of actually occurring texts (either spoken or written), stored and accessed by means of computers, and useful for investigating language use.
  • The Corpus of Contemporary American English
  • http://www.americancorpus.org/
  • Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/.
  • cause
  • cause.[v*]
  • [caus*].[v*]
  • caused [n*] 0 3
  • [j*] cause of
  • leading cause of [nn*]
  • leading cause of death: CHART
  • leading cause of cancer: CHART
  • (LIST) (FREQUENCY)
  • [=cause].[v*]
  • (Compare words) (Relevance)
  • trigger.[v*] initiate
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