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The Michigan Corpora: MICASE + MICUSP

Two significant language corpora, the Michigan Corpus of Spoken Academic English (MICASE), and the Michigan Corpus of Upper-Level Student Papers (MICUSP) were developed at the English Language Institute. Teachers and researchers across the world use these historically important collections of language for linguistic analysis, classroom activities, and materials development.

Below are links to ELI corpus materials, which are all freely available for study, research and teaching. For inquiries about possible commercial uses of these materials, please see the MICASE and MICUSP fair use statements. 


MICASE: The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English

Search MICASE for words and phrases in specified contexts, returning concordance results with references to files, full utterances, and speakers

Browse MICASE's collection of transcripts of academic speech events recorded at the University of Michigan

Access MICASE sound files

MICASE Kibbitzers: a collection of short pieces that explore certain largely grammatical features of Michigan academic speech. 

MICASE Fair Use Statement


MICUSP: The Michigan Corpus of Upper-Level Student Papers

Browse papers by discipline.

MICUSP Fair Use Statement


Supporting Materials for Teachers, Learners, and Researchers

Access the archived Michigan Corpus Linguistics website. NOTE: This is not an active site, so some pages and resources are not accesible.