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Working with Coventry University

Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Staff portal

Access the central point of information for all staff across the University.

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Student Portal

Check your assessments, access Solar and get course information.

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Access to the BASE Corpus


This Excel Spreadsheet contains information about the corpus holdings.

With your own Corpus Query Tools

Registered users can download the corpus from the Oxford Text Archive. BASE is listed as resource number 2525. The corpus is suitable for use with concordancing programs such as WordSmith and AntConC.

With Sketch Engine Open Access

The Sketch Engine open access interface will allow you to view concordance lines and surrounding contexts for the lecture portion of the BASE corpus.

By Subscription

Subscribing to Sketch Engine provides access to a number pre-loaded corpora, including BASE (lectures only) and BAWE, and offers a wider range of search features. You can register for a 30-day free trial account.

Wordlist

The British Academic Spoken English (BASE) corpus and the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) were used for the oral component of this wordlist: 

Browne, C., Culligan, B. & Phillips, J. (2013) A New Academic Wordlist (NAWL) http://www.newacademicwordlist.org/

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