the Survey of English Usage (SEU) at University College London
Survey of Spoken English (SSE) at Lund University in 1975 (sister project of the London Survey)
Compiled by: Jan Svartvik (Survey of Spoken English (SSE), Lund University), Randolph Quirk (Survey of English Usage, University College London), Sidney Greenbaum (Survey of English Usage, University College London), Knut Hofland (Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities, Bergen)
Compiled 1959 – 1990
500,000 words (100 spoken texts, 5000 words each
spoken British English
Svartvik, J. & R. Quirk, eds. 1980. A Corpus of English Conversation. Lund Studies in English, 56. Lund: Liber/Gleerups.
Svartvik, J., ed. 1990. The London Corpus of Spoken English: Description and Research. Lund Studies in English, 82. Lund: Lund University Press.