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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English-language 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]

German-language reference for citing the corpus:

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Schneider, Roman (2022): Zwischen Schriftlichkeit und M├╝ndlichkeit: Songtexte in der deskriptiven Sprachforschung. In: Sprachreport 1/2022. 38-50. [PDF]