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International Corpus of English (ICE)

ICE-Great Britain

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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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, 


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