London–Lund Corpus 2

A corpus of spoken British English

Welcome to the official website of LLC–2

The London–Lund Corpus 2 (LLC–2) is a half-a-million-word corpus of spoken language with recordings from 2014–2019 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 recorded in the 1950s–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, phone/CMC conversation (landline telephone calls in LLC–1), broadcast media, parliamentary proceedings, spontaneous commentary, legal proceedings and prepared speech.

Latest news

Our special issue on spoken language is out in ELL

We are happy to announce yet another publication based on LLC–2. This time it is part of a special issue edited by us and published in English Language and Linguistics ...


Upcoming events

The 18th International Pragmatics Conference

Where? Brussels, Belgium

When? 9–14 July, 2023

What? Two talks about spoken English with data from LLC–2:

Everything-cleft constructions in spoken British English (Seitanidi et al.)

An experimental approach to interactive alignment (Põldvere et al.)

Contact information

Email: llc2englund.luse

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