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Welcome to the COLT homepage!

The Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT) is the first large English Corpus focusing on the speech of teenagers. It was collected in 1993 and consists of the spoken language of 13 to 17-year-old teenagers from different boroughs of London. The complete corpus, half a million words, has been orthographically transcribed and word-class tagged, and is a constituent of the British National Corpus.

COLT is now available through the CLARIN infrastructure

In the Nordic countries, research into teenage language is carried out by
UNO (Språkkontakt och ungdomsspråk i Norden), a project which aims at the investigation and comparison of spoken and informal written language of Nordic teenagers.

[COLT book]

Trends in Teenage Talk
Corpus compilation, analysis and findings
Anna-Brita Stenström, Gisle Andersen and Ingrid Kristine Hasund

Studies in Corpus Linguistics 8, John Benjamins

2002. xii, 229 pp.

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For more information, please contact:

mailimage.jpgAnna-Brita Stenström

The Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT)
Aksis, Allegaten 27, N-5007 Bergen, Norway

Staff:  mailimage.jpg phoneimage.jpg
Hofland, Knut, Aksis tel: 55 58 94 63
Stenström, Anna-Brita 

Last revised 20. November 2003.

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