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MUM's the word

  • Robert Allen


Following on from Michael Rundell's article on the spoken component of the British National Corpus (ET43, Apr 95), an account of MUM, the BNC Collection of Miscellaneous Unpublished Material



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1 I am grateful to Packard, Ann and Robinson, Main (see further, passim) for help in the writing of this article, and to Ilona Morison for computing help.
2 For a summary of the state of the art in corpus development, see Geoffrey Leech in Aijmer, K. and Altenberg, B., English Corpus Linguistics (1991), 829.
3Sinclair, J. M. et al. , Looking Up (1987), 16, 32.
4 I should like to acknowledge the invaluable help we received on this and other matters from Dr Henry Thompson of the University of Edinburgh's Human Communication Research Centre. Dr Thompson is also a member of the Advisory Council of the British National Corpus.
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