The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of British English, both spoken and written, from the late twentieth century.
- Download the full BNC (XML edition) from the Oxford Text Archive
- Explore BNCWeb at Lancaster University (registration required - sign up here)
- BNC in Intellitext (University of Leeds)
More information can be found on the BNC website.