"The golden rule of divine philosophy" exemplified in the Coruña Corpus of English Scientific Writing

Isabel Moskowich


The present paper aims at presenting a new sub-corpus of the Coruña Corpus of English Scientific Writing. The corpus is a compilation of scientific texts published between 1700 and 1900 and has been compiled by strictly observing some principles that guarantee representativeness and balance. The Coruña Corpus, started in 2003, is organised in several sub-corpora which share mark-up language, structure and aim. Each of the sub-corpus covers one scientific discipline taking the UNESCO classification of the fields of Science and Technology as a starting point. The sub-corpus here presented, Corpus of English Philosophical Texts (CEPhiT), is made up of 40 samples of texts on Philosophy and pertains to the field of Humanities so that it can be used for contrastive studies together with CETA (Corpus of English Texts on Astronomy). 

Palabras clave

Corpus linguistics; scientific register; Coruña Corpus; language of philosophy

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