British National Corpus (BYU-BNC)

Name of Database British National Corpus (BYU-BNC)
Source Brigham Young University
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Freely available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/
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Brief Notes

This site allows you to search the 100 million word British National Corpus. The British National Corpus was originally created by Oxford University Press in the 1980s - early 1990s.

This version is freely available on the web and it is created by Brigham Young University. The copora contains samples of written and spoken language that is meant to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written.

You can search BYU-BNC for collocates as well as words and phrases by exact word or phrase, wildcard or part of speech, or combinations of these.  

For details on BNC and other BYU corpora, see http://corpus.byu.edu/corpora.asp

Database Description

Written part of the BNC (90%)
Spoken part (10%)

Data Type British English Corpora
Coverage 1980s-1993
Database Size 100 million words
Subjects/Topic Coverage

Written part of the BNC (90%) -- extracts from regional and British national newspapers, specialist periodicals and journals, academic books and popular fiction, published and unpublished letters and memoranda as well as school and university essays.

Spoken part (10%) -- orthographic transcriptions of unscripted informal conversations and spoken language collected in different contexts, ranging from formal business or government meetings to radio shows and phone-ins.

Concurrent Users
Updates N.A.
Save Option Yes
Print Option Yes
RSS Feeds No
Weblogs No
Podcast No

Available at http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/help/tour_e.asp

Maintained by Wong Oi May
Last Modified 28/11/2011
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