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Note: this data is based on corpora that were created solely by Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. As the result of an agreement between BYU and Mark Davies, all transactions regarding payments and licenses for this data are made solely with Mark Davies, rather than with BYU.

There are three different types of licenses for the full-text data, shown below. Your purchase allows you to download the data in any or all of the three different formats. Click on a link below (e.g. $245) to download the licensing agreement for that dataset.



One corpus Two corpora 3+ corpora
(see example)
ACAD-1 For use by university or college personnel (professor, teacher, or student).
For use by just one researcher; cannot be shared with colleagues or students.
$245 $375 $125 each additional corpus
ACAD-2+ For use by university or college personnel (professors, teachers, students).
Can be used by multiple researchers at the same campus,
or distributed (behind a password) on a campus-internal network.
$375 $595 $200 each additional corpus
NON-ACAD Any other use*, including commercial. $795 $1,395 $400 each additional corpus
Please note that the NOW corpus has two parts (which count as two corpora, if you decide to get them both): 3.4 billion words from Jan 2010 to Oct 2010, and a "subscription" for monthly updates from Nov 2016 on (about 130 million words each month).

To purchase the data:

1. Make sure that you agree to the restrictions on the use of the data, and indicate this by entering your name and email address on that form. If you have questions, please contact us before sending in the licensing agreement listed above. Also, make sure that you are aware of the limitations on the format of the data (95% there, 5% removed for reasons of copyright).

2. Download and fill out the appropriate license agreement listed above, and then send it back to us as an email attachment. For both types of Academic licenses, the license agreement must be sent back from a university email account.

3. Once we receive the license agreement, we'll send you a request for payment from PayPal. Note that you can use a credit card for the payment at PayPal -- you don't need a pre-existing account there. (Note that there is also the option of paying by wire transfer, for those universities that are unable to pay by credit card)

4. As soon as we receive confirmation of the payment, we'll send you the link to download the data.

Thanks for your interest.