Great Britain (ICE-GB) @

The British component of ICE is based at the Survey of English Usage, University College London. 
The British ICE corpus (ICE-GB) was released in 1998 and is now available. The corpus is POS-tagged and parsed.
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Professor Bas Aarts,
The Survey of English Usage,
University College London,
Gower St,
London WC1E 6BT,

Listen to British English
A selection of sound files from the corpus

British English displays considerable dialectal variation, most noticeably between the north of England and the south-east. In Scotland, around 60,000 people speak Scots Gaelic. In Wales, around 26% of the population claim to speak Welsh. Many immigrant languages, including Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi, are spoken in major cities. Population: c59 million

Hughes, A. & P. Trudgill (1996) English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of British English. 3rd edn. London: Arnold.
Milroy, J & L. Milroy (eds.) (1993) Real English: The Grammar of English Dialects in the British Isles. London: Longman.
Trudgill, P. (ed.) (1985) Language in the British Isles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


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