Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English
to the HKCSE hosted
by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English of the
Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The HKCSE is a large collection of
texts representing spoken English in Hong Kong. This is
the orthographic version,
if you would like to purchase or know more about
the prosodic version
(A corpus-driven study of discourse intonation with a CD). click
go to John Benjamins website.
are currently 907,657 words
in the HKCSE.
You can search for a word,
e.g. people, not,
or a phrase, e.g. Hong
Kong people, a
lot of, and find examples of its use in its context.
can also search for an additional word in combination with your search
word, e.g. people (search
word) and different (additional
word), or search phrase, e.g. I
don't know (search
phrase) and actually(additional
setting displays up to 40 instances. You can click on the link at the
top of the page to see all the instances in the HKCSE.
For details of the contents of the HKCSE click here.
Please note that the contents in the HKCSE do not represent the views of the organisation and/or writer.
The computer software used to search the HKCSE is ConcGramOnline© designed and written by Chris
Greaves, Senior Project Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The work to compile the HKCSE was substantially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of
the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Project No. G-YE86). This support is gratefully acknowledged.