Cases using or discussing corpus-based linguistic analysis

Law review articles using or discussing corpus-based linguistic analysis

Briefs using or discussing corpus-based linguistic analysis

Presentations using or discussing corpus-based linguistic analysis

Media coverage on applying linguistics to legal analysis

Websites for using corpus-based linguistic analysis

BYU Law’s Law & Corpus Linguistics Project

Brigham Young University (BYU) Law School Corpus Websites
(free access, but all require registration using Gmail or Google account)
Corpus of Founding Era American English
Farrand’s Records (Records of the Federal Constitutional Convention of 1787)
Elliots Debates ( Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution)
Statutes at Large (laws passed by the United States Congress in chronological order -- currently includes the first five Congresses)
Caselaw Access Project (currently includes state cases from 1760 to 1799)
Corpus of Early Modern English
Corpus of the United States Supreme Court

Other Corpus Websites:
Use of the following websites is free with a limit of number of queries per day. Many educational institutions, purchase a license which allows for less-restricted access. The COHA, COCA and NOW websites also provide a link that allows users to purchase corpus data in a downloadable format:
Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA):
Corpus of Historical American English (COHA):
Time Magazine:
News on the Web (NOW): British National Corpus (BNC): Early English Books Online:
Corpus of Supreme Court Opinions: British Parliament (Hansard):
Corpus of Online Registers of English (CORE):

Seminar on Original Meaning: Linguistic Analysis of Legal Texts, Georgia State University College of Law
-- Meredith Hobbs, Big Data Meets the Constitution in New Originalism Project: Georgia appellate judges evaluate cutting-edge inquiries into what the Constitution's framers meant from Georgia State University law students ( Report, May 1, 2018)
-- Students Present New Insights on Original Meaning of Constitution to Judges using “Big Data” of Corpus Linguistics (GSU College of Law News, May 21, 2018)("It’s revolutionary,” Chief Judge Stephen Dillard of the Georgia Court of Appeals said of Georgia State Law students’ linguistic and historical research)
-- Spring 2021 Course website (taught by Clark Cunningham)

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