Kennen Sie schon … BNC & BNC2014?

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 from the lat­er part of the 20th cen­tu­ry, both spo­ken and writ­ten.

„The writ­ten part of the BNC (90%) includes, for exam­ple, extracts from region­al and nation­al news­pa­pers, spe­cial­ist peri­od­i­cals and jour­nals for all ages and inter­ests, aca­d­e­m­ic books and pop­u­lar fic­tion, pub­lished and unpub­lished let­ters and mem­o­ran­da, school and uni­ver­si­ty essays, among many oth­er kinds of text.
The spo­ken part (10%) con­sists of ortho­graph­ic tran­scrip­tions of unscript­ed infor­mal con­ver­sa­tions (record­ed by vol­un­teers select­ed from dif­fer­ent age, region and social class­es in a demo­graph­i­cal­ly bal­anced way) and spo­ken lan­guage col­lect­ed in dif­fer­ent con­texts, rang­ing from for­mal busi­ness or gov­ern­ment meet­ings to radio shows and phone-ins.“

Das BNC wurde in den 1990er-Jahren zusam­mengestellt.
Die Uni Lan­cast­er hat ein neues Kor­pus-Pro­jekt ges­tartet, das aktuellere Sprach­dat­en umfasst: das „British Nation­al Cor­pus 2014″.

„The British Nation­al Cor­pus 2014 is a large col­lec­tion of sam­ples of con­tem­po­rary British Eng­lish lan­guage use, gath­ered from a range of real-life con­texts. The BNC2014, which con­tains mil­lions of words of spo­ken and writ­ten Eng­lish, is being gath­ered by Lan­cast­er Uni­ver­si­ty and Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty Press, and is a new resource for research and teach­ing on con­tem­po­rary British Eng­lish. It is the suc­ces­sor to the orig­i­nal British Nation­al Cor­pus, which was gath­ered in the ear­ly 1990s. By com­par­ing the two cor­po­ra, researchers will be able to shed light on how British Eng­lish may have changed over the last two decades.“

Über die „spoken“-Komponente des BNC2014 informiert z.B. dieser Post im Kor­puslin­guistk-Blog Around the world.

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