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British National Corpus 2014

A new resource for research and teaching on the contemporary English language


Publications

Primary publications

The primary publication for the Spoken BNC2014, which all research using the corpus must cite, is:

  • Love, R., Dembry, C., Hardie, A., Brezina, V. and McEnery, T. (2017). The Spoken BNC2014: designing and building a spoken corpus of everyday conversations. In International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3): 319-344. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.02lov

The primary publication for the Written BNC2014 will be different; we will provide this reference at the time of release of the corpus.

Other major publications from the BNC2014 team

McEnery, T. and Love, R. (2018). Bad Language. In Culpeper, J., Kerswill, P., Wodak, R., McEnery, T. and Katamba, F. (eds). English Language: Description, Variation and Context (2nd ed.). London: Palgrave.

Brezina, V., Love, R. and Aijmer, K. (eds). (2018). Corpus Approaches to Contemporary British Speech: Sociolinguistic studies of the Spoken BNC2014. New York: Routledge.

McEnery, T., Love, R. and Brezina, V. (eds). (2017). Compiling and analysing the Spoken British National Corpus 2014. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 22(3) Special Issue. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.

Research publications using the BNC2014

As the Licence for the corpus points out, we ask users of the corpus to let us know about publications (journal articles, books, or chapters in edited collections) that make use of the corpus. This is optional, but very useful, as it allows us to maintain a “master bibliography” – the list below has been generated automatically from the references that have been submitted to date.

Underneath the bibliography is a form you can use to submit a reference to the master list.


Calude, A.S. (2017). Sociolinguistic variation at the grammatical/discourse level: Demonstrative clefts in spoken British English. In International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3):429–455. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.06cal.

Fuchs, R. (2017). Do women (still) use more intensifiers than men? Recent change in the sociolinguistics of intensifiers in British English. In International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3):345–374. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.03fuc.

Hessner, T. and Gawlitzek, I. (2017). Totally or slightly different? A Spoken BNC2014-based investigation of female and male usage of intensifiers. In International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3):403–428. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.05hes.

Laws, J., Ryder, C. and Jaworska, S. (2017). A diachronic corpus-based study into the effects of age and gender on the usage patterns of verb-forming suffixation in spoken British English. In International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3):375–402. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.04law.

McEnery, T., Love, R. and Brezina, V. (eds). (2017). Introduction: Compiling and analysing the Spoken British National Corpus 2014. In International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3):311-318. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.01mce


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Relevant conference papers & public talks

Love, R. (2017). Bad language revisited: swearing in the Spoken BNC2014. Corpus Linguistics 2017 Conference. University of Birmingham, UK. July 2017.

Hawtin, A. (2017). The British National Corpus Revisited: Developing parameters for the Written BNC2014. Corpus Linguistics 2017 Conference. University of Birmingham, UK. July 2017.

Love, R. and Hardie, A. (2017). Introducing the Spoken BNC2014 – explore the data yourself. Pre-conference workshop. Corpus Linguistics 2017 Conference. University of Birmingham, UK. July 2017.

Love, R. and Dembry, C. (2017). Introducing the Spoken BNC2014. Spoken BNC2014 symposium. Lancaster University, UK. June 2017.

Hawtin, A. (2017). The British National Corpus Revisited: Developing parameters for the Written BNC2014. ICAME 38 Conference. Charles University, Czech Republic. May 2017.

Love, R. (2017). FUCK in spoken British English revisited with the Spoken BNC2014. ICAME 38 Conference. Charles University, Czech Republic. May 2017.

Hawtin, A. (2016). The British National Corpus Revisited: Developing parameters for the Written BNC2014. APCLC 2016 Conference. Beihang University, China. October 2016.

Love, R. (2016). “Accent – General American; Dialect – British English”: reflections on tricky metadata in the Spoken BNC2014. American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) 2016 Conference. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. September 2016.

Love, R. (2016). Sociolinguistics for spoken corpora: swearing in the Spoken BNC2014. Sociolinguistics Summer School 7. Université de Lyon, France. June 2016.

Hawtin, A. (2016). Introducing the Written BNC2014 project. IVACS 2016 Conference. Bath Spa University, UK. June 2016.

Love, R. (2016). “Normal with a brummy twang”: dealing with metadata in the Spoken BNC2014. IVACS 2016 Conference. Bath Spa University, UK. June 2016.

Love, R. (2015). Spoken English in UK society. ESRC Language Matters: Communication, Culture, and Society. International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK. November 2015.

Love, R. and Dembry, C. (2015). Who says what in spoken corpora?: speaker identification in the Spoken BNC2014. Corpus Linguistics 2015 Conference. Lancaster University, UK. July 2015.

Dembry, C. and Love, R. (2015). Collecting the new Spoken BNC2014 – overview of methodology. Corpus Linguistics 2015 Conference. Lancaster University, UK. July 2015.

Love, R. (2015). Critical issues in spoken corpus development: defining a transcription schema for the spoken BNC2014. ICAME 36 Conference. University of Trier, Germany. May 2015.

McEnery, T., Love, R. and Dembry, C. (2014). Words ‘yesterday and today’. ESRC Language Matters: Communication, Culture, and Society. Royal United Services Institute, London, UK. November 2014.

Dembry, C. and Love, R. (2014). Spoken English in Today’s Britain. Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Cambridge University, UK. October 2014.


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