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Francis, W. Nelson (Winthrop Nelson) 1910-2002

Overview
Works: 37 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 4,826 library holdings
Genres: History  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PE2811, 425
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Most widely held works by W. Nelson Francis
The structure of American English by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a text for college students
The English language, an introduction; background for writing by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

40 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computational analysis of present-day American English by Henry Kučera( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of vices and virtues; a fourteenth century English translation of the Somme le roi of Lorens d'Orléans by Laurent( Book )

43 editions published between 1942 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialectology : an introduction by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frequency analysis of English usage : lexicon and grammar by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of English by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A standard sample of present-day English for use with digital computers by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A large body of edited present-day american english, from a random sample of material published for the first time in 1961, was prepared in a format by which it can be transferred to magnetic tape for use in digital data-processing equipment. Five hundred samples, of 2,000 words each, of informative and imaginative prose were chosen, excluding verse, drama, and long passages of prose dialogue because these tend to carry highly subjective imaginative meanings. Punctuation was coded and recorded also. The body of material thus provided should prove helpful to grammarians, lexicographers, and linguists who wish to study contemporary usage of american english
Manual of information to accompany A standard sample of present-day edited American English, for use with digital computers by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Structure of American English ... With a chapter on American English dialects by Raven I. McDavid. [With maps.] by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of vices and virtues : a fourteenth century English translation of the "Somme le Roi" of Lorens d'Orléans : from the three extant manuscripts by Laurent( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of information to accompany A standard corpus of present-day edited American English, for use with digital computers by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Structure of American English; with a chapter on American English dialect, by Raven I. McDavid, Jr by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in grammar by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to linguistics for students of American English by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of vices and virtues : a 14th century English transl. of Lorens d'Orléans. From the 3 extant mss. by Laurent( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown corpus( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown corpus (Bergen text version I and II) for MS-DOS, Macintosh and Unix, plus WCView, TACT, Free Text Browser and Conc computer programs for PCs, Macintosh and UNIX systems
Problems of Assembling, Describing, and Computerizing Corpora. ResearchTechniques and Prospects. Papers in Southwest English, No. 1 by W. Nelson Francis( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper investigates the problems of assembling, describing and computerizing corpora, defined as collections of "texts assumed to be representative of a given language, dialect or other subject of a language, to be used for linguistic analysis." Specific reference is made to the formation of the Brown Standard Corpus. The formation of a corpus is justified in terms of saving effort and in providing a compilation of data that will serve as a research tool in comparative studies. Important questions in the process concern the body of language from which the sample will be drawn, the size of the sample, and its structure. These, in turn, are dependent on the purpose for which the corpus is assembled: graphic analysis will require a different corpus than will phonological or grammatical analysis, for example, the latter presenting the most problems. Practical constraints on the size of the corpus, including time, energy and money are mentioned. The organization of the corpus is discussed, underlining such factors as the size of the base units, mode of selection and collection, assembly of the corpus and computerization. The question of how much additional explanatory material should accompany the corpus is raised, with particular reference to lexical and semantic analyses. (Clk)
to Albert Croll Baugh by W. Nelson Francis( )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Item relates to Friar Lorens and medieval manuscripts
 
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The book of vices and virtues; a fourteenth century English translation of the Somme le roi of Lorens d'Orléans
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Francis, W. N. 1910-

Francis, W. N. 1910-2002

Francis, W. N. (Winthrop Nelson), 1910-

Francis, W. N. (Winthrop Nelson), 1910-2002

Francis, W. Nelson.

Francis, Winthrop N. 1910-2002

Francis, Winthrop Nelson.

Francis, Winthrop Nelson 1910-

Francis, Winthrop Nelson 1910-2002

Nelson Francis, W. 1910-2002

Nelson Francis, Winthrop 1910-2002

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