LDS General Conference

1851-2015 | 10,000+ talks | 25 million words


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This corpus (or collection of texts) contains nearly every talk given in General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) from the 1850s to the current time, and it allows you to search these talks in ways that are not possible with any other resource.

The following are just a few sample searches, but they should give you an idea of what you can do with the corpus. There are also more detailed sample searches (with explanations). Links to video tutorials below are indicated by . Once you've taken a look at some of these sample searches, click on SEARCH CORPUS to the left.

SAMPLE SEARCHES
Note: click on any link on this page to see the corpus data, and then click on "RETURN" in the upper right-hand corner of the corpus to come back to this page.


COMPARE BY TIME PERIOD (ALL SPEAKERS)

FREQUENCY OF A WORD OR PHRASE OVER TIME

(increase) family, eternal marriage, she, grace, atonement (decrease) apostate, gods, tobacco, calling and election, Zion; ("spike") United Order, plural marriage, tithing, liquor, correlat* (new phrase) non-member* >> members of other faiths

WHAT WORDS ARE USED WITH OTHER WORDS? (WORD MEANING AND USAGE)

(nearby words) marriage, gospel, missionary, eternal, prayer, consecrat*, Adam, holy, leader, atonement
(words in context) faith, doubt, testimony, spirit, covenant


SEARCHING BY SPEAKER ( Creating lists)

WHICH SPEAKERS USE A WORD OR PHRASE THE MOST?

(all speakers) communism, gods, women, apostate*, intellectuals, tender mercies, ponder, Kolob, Word of Widsom
(Presidents of Church) communism, women, Book of Mormon, Word of Wisdom, eternal life of man
(Current) communism, women, Book of Mormon, Word of Wisdom, eternal life of man

SEARCH FOR WORD/PHRASE IN TALKS BY CERTAIN SPEAKER(S)

Benson: communis*, Hinckley: marvelous, Maxwell: meek*, HJGrant: liquor|tobacco, BYoung: Adam, Women: sweet

WHAT WORDS CHARACTERTIZE THE SPEECH OF CERTAIN SPEAKERS? (e.g. nouns, adjectives)

Monson (n), Uchtdorf (n), Hinckley (j), Benson (n), BYoung (j), Maxwell (j), RGScott (n), Women (n)