‘Released in Spring 2006, A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760 (CED) is a 1.2-million-word computerised corpus of Early Modern English speech-related texts. It was compiled by Merja Kytö and Jonathan Culpeper, in collaboration with Terry Walker and Dawn Archer, at Uppsala and Lancaster Universities. Visit the corpus project site for more information.

Access policy

To get access, please fill in and sign the CED User Agreement, scan it and send it to Merja Kytö (merja dot kyto at engelska dot uu dot se) with a note you would like to access the corpus in Sketch Engine. Include your username in Sketch Engine. (This is a manual process that may take several days.)


 Terms and conditions

(from CED User Agreement, download as pdf file)

  • The material drawn from A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760, whether in printed, electronic, or any other form, is intended for the said registered user only and may not be distributed, or transferred to a third party.
  • Publications making use of A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760 shall include a reference to the name of the corpus, the year of release, and the compilers, as set forth below:

A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560—1760. 2006. Compiled under the supervision of Merja Kyto (Uppsala University) and Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University).