Terminology question

Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Mon Feb 20 11:39:35 UTC 2006

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>A professor of English overseas asks the following:
>"I am creating my own database, consisting of recent English-language
>novels and movie scripts. It contains nine million words. When I refer to
>it in my publication (in English), what should I call it?"
>Of course I have some quaint sophomoric notions of my own but perhaps some
>of the academicians can put forth a more apt term than I can.
>Any suggestions?
>-- Doug Wilson
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