Introducing the Written BNC2014

This free event will introduce the Written British National Corpus 2014 and offer a series of mini lectures from leading experts in Corpus linguistics. See the full programme and sign up for free here.

The British National Corpus 2014 (BNC2014) is a major project led by Lancaster University, in which 100-million-word corpus (a large collection of ‘real life’ language) of present-day British English was created. This corpus can be used by researchers to understand more about how language works and how it is evolving. Educators, dictionary compilers and the interested public will also be able to access the corpus to find usage examples of modern British English in different genres.

The Spoken part of the corpus (10 million words) has already been released. We will be officially releasing the written part of the corpus (90 million words) on 19th November via #LancsBox X, a software package developed at Lancaster University. This will complete the BNC2014 project.