The TV Corpus (Mark Davies, – Kielipankki version

This resource contains a copy of the original TV corpus, provided by Mark Davies on 4th June 2021 via the corpus service at The corpus contains 325 million words of data in 75,000 TV episodes from 1950 to 2018. The TV scripts come from several different English-speaking countries (US, UK, 4 other dialects), which allows to compare very informal language in these countries. The corpus is related to many other corpora of English, formerly known as the ”BYU Corpora”.

More information on Mark Davies’ corpora at Kielipankki.

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