The Language Change Database (LCD) is developed at the University of Helsinki by the members of the project ‘Reassessing language change: the challenge of real time’. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and led by Professor Terttu Nevalainen. The team members include Tanja Säily (post-doctoral researcher), Turo Vartiainen (post-doctoral researcher), Agata Dominowska (research assistant) and Aatu Liimatta (doctoral student).

The database is developed in close collaboration with Joonas Kesäniemi from the Helsinki University Library, and the project’s collaborating scholars include Dr Jefrey Lijffijt (Ghent University), Professor Jukka Suomela (Aalto University) and Professor Peter Trudgill (University of Agder).

The project gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the students involved in the English Philology Project Work course, which was held at the University of Helsinki in the spring of 2015. Many thanks also to our previous research assistant, Emily Öhman, and to Kimmo Koskinen from the Helsinki University Library.

Students who participated in the 'Project Work in English Philology' course held in spring 2015, along with Terttu Nevalainen and Agata Dominowska (second and third in the front row). Photo by Tanja Säily.