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date: 26 May 2019

British National Corpus (BNC). 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Author(s):
Tom McArthurTom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthurJacqueline Lam-McArthur, Lise FontaineLise Fontaine

An electronic corpus of texts (compiled 1991–4) drawn principally from UK printed sources and intended in the main for researchers and publishers. The BNC consortium, which consists of academic institutions (the British Library, Oxford University Computing Service, and the University of Lancaster) and publishers (Chambers-Harrap, Longman, and Oxford University Press), has been supported by the UK Department of Trade and Industry. The corpus (sampling from ... ...

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