CABank English MICASE Corpus

John Swales
English Language Institute
University of Michigan


Ute Römer
Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language
Georgia State University


Participants: 300
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: United States
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/QT9V-2J96

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Citation information

R. C. Simpson, S. L. Briggs, J. Ovens, and J. M. Swales. (1999) The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English. Ann Arbor, MI: The Regents of the University of Michigan.

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one of the above references.

Project Description

The ELI, the University of Michigan, and John Swales gave permission to include the corpus in TalkBank in 2017. Reformatting to CHAT was done in 2019 by Franklin Chen.

The full description of this project is given in the MICASE Manual .

We have not re-implemented the MICASE search engine, but similar searches can be done using CLAN and the TalkBankDB search engine.


Andrew Yankes reformatted this corpus into accord with current versions of CHAT.