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You are here: Home kb Resources & Tools Language Data London-Lund Corpus of spoken English (LLC)

London-Lund Corpus of spoken English (LLC)

  • English

  • Monolingual

  • Phonology
  • Phonetics

  • University College London
  • Lund University

  • Speech Corpus

  • Spoken

As the name implies, the London-Lund Corpus of Spoken English (LLC) derives from two projects. The first is the Survey of English Usage (SEU) at University College London, launched in 1959 by Randolph Quirk, who was succeeded as Director in 1983 by Sidney Greenbaum. The second project is the Survey of Spoken English (SSE), which was started by Jan Svartvik at Lund University in 1975 as a sister project of the London Survey.

The goal of the Survey of English Usage is to provide the resources for accurate descriptions of die grammar of adult educated speakers of English. For that purpose the major activity of the Survey has been the assembly and analysis of a corpus comprising samples of different types of spoken and written British English. The original target for the corpus of one million words has now been reached, and the corpus is therefore complete.


The address of ICAME, where copies of the London-Lund Corpus can be obtained, is:

The HIT Centre,
Allégt. 27,
N-5007 Bergen,

  • The HIT Centre