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How to get online access to the corpus
To get access to the Spoken BNC2014 via the Lancaster University CQPweb server:
How to download the corpus data
To download the Spoken BNC2014 (as a ZIP archive containing XML files):
Both kinds of access
If you want to use the corpus on CQPweb, and to get an XML download, simply enter a CQPweb username and tick the download box.
Signing the BNC2014 User Licence
Please read through the licence below, and, if you are willing to agree by its terms, complete the form that follows to get access.
The Spoken BNC2014 User Licence
The Spoken BNC2014 is a publicly-accessible resource. This means that anyone may obtain a copy and use it for non-commercial research. However, the materials contained within the corpus are not in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Cambridge University Press.
Use of the Spoken BNC2014 without registering and submitting a request via this form is forbidden. By registering and submitting this form you are entering into a license with Cambridge University Press. In using the Spoken BNC2014 you are bound by the following terms and conditions.
Terms used in this licence
General use of the Corpus
Publication of research
Love, R., Dembry, C., Hardie, A., Brezina, V. and McEnery, T. (2017). The Spoken BNC2014: Designing and building a spoken corpus of everyday conversations. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3), 319-344.
Reproduction and modification of the Corpus
Use in online interfaces
Commercial use of the Corpus
Other conditions of use
Termination of the licence
We will use your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
If you do not wish to sign the licence online, you can instead print out a copy of the licence document and sign it at the bottom of the final page. You must also add all the information requested by the form above. Then send the printed form by post to the CASS Centre at Lancaster University. Note that licences submitted this way may take up to several weeks to be processed.
This page was last modified on Thursday 18 March 2021 at 2:52 pm.