> I am searching for a corpus of written English text containing
> spelling errors. Does anybody know where I can find such a corpus?
The Oxford Text Archive holds the Birkbeck spelling error corpus. The
Introduction to the Corpus describes itself as follows:
"The collection is divided into two parts. Nearly all the
misspellings in the first part were produced by native speakers of
English, most of them British though three files contain misspellings
produced by Americans; those in the second part are from non-native
speakers. Most of the misspellings are spelling errors, ie
misspellings produced by people who were not sure of the correct
spelling, rather than slips in typing or handwriting. Some of the
misspellings were collected in spelling tests or dictations, others
from free writing. Some are from children, others from adults; some
are from people receiving special tuition in reading and writing."
The Corpus is freely available from the OTA web site. If you require any
further help or information please email us!
Oxford Text Archive
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