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Table Annexed to Article: Deployment of ‘Constitution’ Surveyed in Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention, Vols. 1 and 2
2 Our Constitutional Logic 190 (2013)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
Excluding Farrand’s apparatus, the convention’s speech events as recorded by any note-taking total 386,049 words. The word ‘constitution’ was deployed 147 times in Vol. 1 and 411 times in Vol. 2 for a grand total of 558 hits. Of these 558 hits, 74.91% were assigned the semantic value of ‘text,’ 17.03% value ‘government,’ 1.61% could have been taken by a reader to refer to either value, and 6.45% of these instances referred to a foreign constitution. OCL surveys and cumulates this data.
Keywords
  • federal convention,
  • Farrand’s Records
Disciplines
Publication Date
October, 2013
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "Table Annexed to Article: Deployment of ‘Constitution’ Surveyed in Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention, Vols. 1 and 2" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 190 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/195/