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The BE06 Corpus of British English and recent language change. / Baker, Paul.

In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2009, p. 312-337.

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Baker, P 2009, 'The BE06 Corpus of British English and recent language change.', International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 312-337. https://doi.org/10.1075/ijcl.14.3.02bak

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Baker, Paul. / The BE06 Corpus of British English and recent language change. In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 2009 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 312-337.

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