The corpora one can access through the BYU interface [https://www.english-corpora.org/] range from US Soap Operas to British Parliament Speeches, from historical English in the US in the 1800s right up to yesterday’s news on the web in 20 countries round the world.
This allows interested parties a number of ways to look at some language in use.
A recent story about UK politics reports on a politician using the follow language:
No, I just rocked up and then waved at the CCTV.
This use of rock up seems worthy of a little attention. So my thought is what information can we get about the use of rock up using the corpora at BYU?
I’ll post my thoughts in a few weeks. Thanks for any consideration : )