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

Review of our advice book

In 2022, we published a Cambridge Element on the dynamics of advice-giving and advice uptake in English conversation, using the London–Lund Corpus 2 ...


Upcoming events

August, 2024:

The 13th International Conference on Construction Grammar

(Lena will present her PhD work on everything-cleft constructions)

September, 2024:

10th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English

(Lena will present her PhD work comparing everything-clefts with all-clefts)

Data from LLC–2!


Contact information

Email: llc2englund.luse


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