This Corpus of Song Lyrics ("Songkorpus") contains multilayer annotated song texts. It is dedicated to linguistic research, as well as to related disciplines such as media, cultural & literary studies, social sciences, or musicology, who have a scientific interest in contemporary German rock and pop music language. You might explore computations of empirical characteristics on:

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Call for Papers
Challenges in Computational Linguistics, Empiric Research & Multidisciplinary Potential of German Song Lyrics. Special issue of the Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (JLCL), organized by the GSCL Special Interest Group "Text Technology"

Please use the following reference for citing the corpus:

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Schneider, Roman (2020): A Corpus Linguistic Perspective on Contemporary German Pop Lyrics with the Multi-Layer Annotated "Songkorpus". In: Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). Marseille: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). 835-841. [PDF]