British National Corpus with audio recordings now in Sketch Engine

Over 400,000 sentences in the spoken part of the British National corpus have corresponding audio. These audio files are now directly available from Sketch Engine. We have created a subcorpus called Audio_sentences_mp3 to make searching these sentences easier.

BNC audio

this search will display all sentences with audio containing all forms of the verb to be

To listen to the audio file, click on the corresponding blue link on the result screen.

listen to British National corpus recording

To display the audio links shown above, go to view options:

display the link the audio for a sentence from the British National Corpus

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Audio recordings for the British National Corpus (BNC)

BNC audio

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