A Corpus of History English Texts (CHET)

The Corpus of History English Texts (CHET) is the third sub-corpus of the Coruña family. It intends to complement the other sub-corpora in the series since this, the same as CEPhiT, belongs to the Humanities. Together with the preceding two, it can be used to carry out comparative studies and obtain some conclusions regarding the development of the discursive patterns of the Humanities as opposed to the Hard Sciences. CHET contains a wide range of genres typical of the field during the late Modern English period. Each text file is accompanied by a metadata file containing information about the text sampled and its author’s sociolinguistic background. Metadata files are also used to select the texts to work with though the Coruña Corpus Tool (CCT).

Compilers: Isabel Moskowich, Estefanía Sánchez-Barreiro, Inés Lareo and Paula Lojo Sandino
Time of compilation: 2010–2018
Period: 1700–1900
Size: extracts from 40 works
Language: LModE (scientific)
Project home page: www.udc.es/grupos/muste

Reference line and copyright

Crespo, Begoña and Moskowich, Isabel. 2015. A Corpus of History Texts (CHET) as part of the Coruña Corpus Project. In Proceedings of the international scientific conference Corpus linguistics – 2015. St Petersburgo: St Petersburgh State University. 14–23.

Moskowich, Isabel; Puente-Castelo, Luis; Crespo, Begoña and Monaco, Leida Maria. Forthcoming. “From his own diary we learn”: Investigating the Corpus of History English Texts. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


In open access, including the Coruña Corpus Tool (CCT) with some special characteristics.


Open access at http://hdl.handle.net/2183/21849.

Associated projects

It is part of The Coruña Corpus of English Scientific Writing (CC)