The John Swales Conference Corpus (JSCC)

The John Swales Conference Corpus (JSCC) is a collection of transcripts from an academic conference held in honour of John Swales hosted by the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Michigan (U-M), Ann Arbor in June 2006. JSCC contains both lectures and question and answer sessions, amounting to around 100,000 words.

Project leader: Dr. Ute Römer, University of Michigan
Time of compilation: 2007–2009
Size: 100,000 words
Language: English
Number of texts/samples: 23 transcribed files
Period: 2006
Released: 2009
Funding: English Language Institute, University of Michigan and Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain
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Reference lines and copyright

John Swales Conference Corpus (2009). Ann Arbor, MI: The Regents of the University of Michigan.

The John Swales Conference Corpus (JSCC) is owned by the Regents of the University of Michigan (UM), who hold the copyright. The corpus files are freely available for study, research and teaching. However, if any portion of this material is to be used for commercial purposes, such as for textbooks or tests, permission must be obtained in advance and a license fee may be required. For further information about copyright permissions, please contact Dr. Ute Römer at


John Swales (faculty advisor)

Begoña Bellés-Fortuño, Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez and Christine A. Räisänen (video-taping)

Stephen DiDomenico, Caitlin Gdowski, Reese Havlatka, Kristen Keller, and Mercedes Querol-Julián and other researchers from GRAPE (Group for Research on Academic and Professional English, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain) (transcription)

Matthew Brook O’Donnell, Miranda Kozman, Jesse Sielaff and Stefanie Wulff (proofing & XML encoding)


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