International Corpus of English – the Gibraltarian component (ICE-GBR)

The Gibraltarian component of the International Corpus of English aims to become a one million word multi-genre corpus of written and spoken Gibraltarian English. The corpus will follow the common design of the ICE project.

Project leader: Elena Seoane (University of Vigo), Lucía Loureiro-Porto & Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands)
Time of compilation: 2015–
Size: 1,000,000+ words
Language: English
Period: 2010–
Released: in preparation
Funding: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (National Programme for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research; grant FFI2014-53930-P)
Project home page:

Reference line and copyright

Seoane, Elena, Lucía Loureiro-Porto & Cristina Suárez-Gómez. (to appear) “The ICE project looks at Iberia: The International Corpus of Gibraltar English”.


Elena Seoane (University of Vigo)
Lucía Loureiro-Porto (University of the Balearic Islands)
Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands)
Raquel Pereira Romasanta (University of Vigo)
Xoana Costa Rivas (until 2015)

File format

The corpus will be available in an XML format.


The corpus is currently being compiled. At the time of writing (Oct. 2016), the corpus comprises 137,000 words. Researchers who would like to use the currently available data for their research are encouraged to get in touch with the project leaders.