W Nelson Francis
- Category : 1910-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 3
American author, linguist, and university professor, 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.
He served as a member of the faculties of Franklin & Marshall College and Brown University, where he specialized in English and corpus linguistics.
He died on 14 June 2002, aged 91, in Providence, Rhode Island.