This is the Nigerian component of the International Corpus of English, a one million word corpus of written and spoken Nigerian English for linguistic research. It can be used as a stand-alone corpus or in conjunction with other components of the International Corpus of English (such as ICE-GB, ICE-India, etc.) to compare international varieties of English. This is the first release of the complete corpus.
The corpus can be downloaded in several parts. The written part can be downloaded as text files, xml files and xml files with parts of speech tagging, both with or without the raw files. For the spoken part the eaf files (ELAN files in xml format) together with the text files can be downloaded separately from the sound files.
In addition, we provide the corpus manual as well as metadata (speaker age, gender, ethnic group and profession) and XML specifications.
A great work by Prof (Dr) Ulrike Gut! She has opened an unrestricted avenue for research on the variegated features of Nigerian English and indeed English as a Second Language across the world.