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London-Lund Corpus 2 (LLC-2)

A corpus of spoken British English

A warm welcome to the official website of LLC–2!

LLC–2 is a half-a-million-word corpus of spoken language with data recorded in 2014–2019 in the UK (primarily London) and Sweden with adult educated speakers of British English. On the one hand, the corpus is a resource for studying contemporary speech from a synchronic perspective and across different registers and groups of speakers. On the other hand, it is designed according to the same principles as the original London–Lund Corpus (LLC–1) with data from the 1950–1980s. To this end, it facilitates principled comparisons across different time periods of English with roughly 50 years in between. The corpus design includes: face-to-face conversation, mobile phone/Skype conversation (landline telephone calls in LLC–1), broadcast discussions and interviews, parliamentary language, spontaneous commentary, legal language and prepared speech. 

International symposium Spoken Language Across Time

LLC-2 is currently being developed at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden by Nele PõldvereVictoria Johansson and Carita Paradis.

The corpus is expected to be released to the public in late 2019 from the Lund University Humanities Lab's corpus server.

To celebrate the release, we are organising the international symposium Spoken Language Across Time on 20 September at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University.

For more information about the symposium, please see here.


Linnaeus Centre for Thinking in Time: Cognition, Communication, and Learning

Erik Philip-Sörensens Stiftelse

Åke Wibergs Stiftelse

Contact information

Email: llc2englund.luse

Twitter: @NelePoldvere