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The following ICE corpora can be downloaded from this page.


Additional downloads
CANADA-v2, 2015 Download 2.9 MB Codes for metadata (PDF file) Added 23 July 2010.
JAMAICA Download 2.6 MB  
HONG KONG Download 3 MB  
Release 2, 2002
Download 16 MB  
INDIA Download 3.5MB Clean version of S1A-015 (.txt file) Added 23 July 2010.
SINGAPORE Download 2.4MB  
PHILIPPINES Download 2.6MB  
USA written Download 1.15 MB  
.txt files
Download 18.5 MB  
.doc files
Download 27 MB  
SPICE IRELAND .txt files Download 7.4 MB  
SPICE IRELAND .doc files Download 14 MB  

All downloads are encrypted zip files. In order to open them, you will need a password (one per corpus).

To obtain the password (please read these instructions carefully):

Download the Licence Agreement (.doc file)

Complete the Licence Agreement with your signature, affiliation address, and email address, and send it to:

    Professor Gerald Nelson
    Department of English
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    New Territories
    Hong Kong SAR

    Fax: +852 2603 5270


If you send the signed agreement as an email attachment, please use the subject line "ICE Licence". Please note that the agreement must be signed (with your signature, not a typed name)..

When I have received the signed agreement, I will send you the relevant password(s) by email. The passwords are case-sensitive.

After you send the agreement, please be patient. I receive a very large number of requests for ICE corpora, and can rarely respond to them immediately. But I will respond....

To unlock the files, you may need the latest version of Winzip. Get it here. If you have difficulty unzipping the files, try launching Winzip first, and use the Winzip Wizard to unzip the file. This works better than double-clicking on the zip file.

To enter the password, it's a good idea to copy & paste it from the email I send you, rather than typing it yourself.

Keep a copy of the signed agreement for your own records.

If your students need ICE corpora for coursework, please note that a single licence agreement is sufficient for the whole class. The agreement form should be signed by you, the teacher. Please do not ask each of your students to contact me individually.

For the availability of other ICE corpora, click here.

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