Description of the British National Corpus way of working junio 22, 2008Posted by Closto in Littera, Scholae scripta, Universitas.
The British National Corpus is one of the most famous and important corpora in British English language. This corpus works exactly as we had explained in a previous article: a search is done which shows a specific number of results. In this case, 50 results at random are chose to be shown in the sentence they appear in.
When making a searching, after the results have appeared on the screen, a key combination of letters and numbers is included in the left side. Each key combination leads the reader to a specific little text which summarizes the information of the source of the text or sample chosen. Sentences, phrases, expressions, collocations and modal verbs, among other sorts of complex language forms may be found if they are typed into the search gap too.