The ECCE database was designed and set up by the ECCE project team (funded by the Austrian Science Fund, Grant No. P 27592). The bulk of the work was done by Andreas Baumann (whose major responsibilities included the design of the database, all quantitative aspects of the data analysis and modelling) and Christina Prömer (who was in charge of qualitative aspects of the data analysis and acted as project coordinator).

In the qualitative data analysis we were supported by Kamil Kaźmierski, Paula Orzechowska, and Pauina Zydorowicz from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, and by Ines Nitsche, from the University of Vienna.

The implementation of ECCE as an online database would not have been possible without the support of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities. Our particular thanks go to Peter Andorfer, Daniel Schopper, Tanja Wissik, and Ksenia Zaytseva.

For concepts and hypotheses that have inspired the project we owe particular gratitude to Wolfgang U. Dressler (University of Vienna) and Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan), and for advice during various phases of the projects we ow particular thanks to Rhona Alcorn (Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics).

We are grateful to the designers of the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpora of Middle and Early Modern English (Anthony Kroch, Ann Taylor, Beatrice Santorini & Lauren Delfs) both for the corpora themselves and for allowing us to make our search results accessible in the database.

The responsibility for any errors and shortcomings in the database is Nikolaus Ritt’s.


Kroch, Anthony & Ann Taylor. 2000. Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English.

Kroch, Anthony, Beatrice Santorini & Lauren Delfs. 2004. Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English.