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The Spoken British National Corpus 2014 – a new initiative launched by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press: Reporting from the Spoken BNC2014 Symposium, Lancaster University, 26 June 2017

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The British National Corpus (BNC) has been available to the research community for more than two decades. Over the course of its three editions to date, this 100-million-word database, containing samples of both transcribed speech and written texts representing British English of the 1990s and earlier, has established itself as a valuable resource used around the world in a wide range of language-related applications.

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