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W. Nelson Francis

American author

Died when: 91 years 234 days (1099 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

W. Nelson Francis

W.Nelson Francis, Ph.D. (October 23, 1910 – June 14, 2002) was an American author, linguist, and university professor.He served as a member of the faculties of Franklin & Marshall College and Brown University, where he specialized in English and corpus linguistics.

He is known for his work compiling a text collection entitled the Brown University Standard Corpus of Present-Day American English, which he completed with Henry Kučera.


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