The London-Lund Corpus of Spoken English (LLC)

The spoken part of the Survey of English Usuage Corpus, computerized at the Survey of Spoken English, Lund Univeristy under the direction of J. Svartvik. It contains 500,000 words of spoken British English recorded from 1953 to 1987. Available from ICAME in serveral versions.

Further information about the LLC can be found HERE .


Samples of the LLC

PEOPLE`D                people`d                000000010 1  21 461a he`d been ^told that !t
hirty thousand people`d      :sit round his - w\icket# . in a ^single
PEOPLE`S                people`s                0000000 4 7  64 599c     ^is to ^knock [dhi]
 :into !s\/ome people`s      'heads# and there "^\are {^some up th\ere#}#
PEOPLE`S                people`s                0000000 5 1   5  89tl     of :energy and :no
ise for :young people`s      a :thoroughly good th\ing# - [@:m] - we were

 9 1a  1   10 1 1 B    11 1((I`ve been)) ^waiting to c\ontact#                /
 9 1a  1   20 1 1 B    11 1[dhi:] ^s\/ecretary#                               /
 9 1a  1   30 1 2 B    11 1^of _[dhi:] !British . [@:m] 'Society for          /
 9 1a  1   30 1 1 B    11 1'Nineteenth 'Century :St\udies#                    /
 9 1a  1   40 1 1 B    11 1^there`s [ei] com"!m\/ittee 'meeting#              /
 9 1a  1   50 1 2 B    11 1in the ^\/English de'partment . [@:m] {this        /
 9 1a  1   50 1 1 B    11 1^morning at _ten o`cl/ock#}# .                     /
 9 1a  1   60 1 1 B    11 1and I`m a ^member of the comm/ittee#               /