The Corpus of English Religious Prose (COERP) is a diachronic multi-genre corpus, which, in its final version, will cover English religious prose from 1150 to 1800.
It is designed to reflect both continuity and change of English writing in one of its most important domains, with emphasis on innovation, transformation, and loss in genres. It is suited to meet the needs of both long-term diachronic studies as well as synchronic studies, particularly from a pragmatic, text-linguistic perspective and with a special interest in the history of individual genres.
corpus description: multi-genre corpus, genres of the religious domain
approximate size: ca. 1 m. words (Early Modern English sampler)
approximate number of texts: ca. 240 (Early Modern English sampler)
project leader: Thomas Kohnen
compilers: Thomas Kohnen, Tanja Rütten, Ingvilt Marcoe, Kirsten Gather, Dorothee Groeger, Anne Döring, Stefanie Leu
start of compilation: 2003
availability: Early Modern English sampler (1500 - 1700)