The SketchEngine is a commercial corpus interface which was primarily developed with the needs of lexicographers in mind. What's unique about SE is that it features some (sadly rather opaque) algorithms for investigating how words are used in context. The functions are similar to the collocations function in CQPweb, but more intuitive. You can use SE to access a wide range of corpora (including the BNC and parallel corpora such as OPUS). EU-wide access is financed via the ELEXIS project until April 2022.
A campus licence for COCA, COHA & GloWbE is available now. All students with a free user account for
the corpora have advanced access rights when logging in on campus.
This also works with a VPN connection from home.
Please note this
works for only 30 students at a time, so please do not forget to log out
once you're finished with your research.
Here you'll find a selection of the most common English corpora. The corpora are grouped into four categories. Each subpage features short descriptions, links and other useful information. Most corpora listed here can be accessed by clicking on the headline and some are accessible via multiple interfaces (e.g. COCA and COHA).