CEDEL2: Corpus Escrito del Español L2 (version 2)

CEDEL2 (v2)

Sept. 2020

ISSN: 2695-9550

What is CEDEL2?

CEDEL2 stands for Corpus Escrito del Español como L2 (L2 Spanish Written Corpus).

CEDEL2 is a large database containing the language produced by learners of Spanish as a second/foreign language (L2). This database is called a language ‘corpus’.

This is the new version of CEDEL2 (version 2), which already incorporates the data from the earlier version (CEDEL2 version 1).

CEDEL2 currently amounts to a total of 4,399 participants and 1,105,936 words, which makes it one of the largest corpora of its kind.

CEDEL2 holds data from learners of Spanish with different L1 backgrounds (where ‘L1’ means the learners’ mother tongue and ‘L2’ their foreign language):

For comparative purposes, CEDEL2 also contains data from native speakers whose L1 is:

Can I use/download CEDEL2?

Can I participate in CEDEL2?

You can contribute in two ways:


Open Data Science

CEDEL2 follows the Open Data Science philosophy. CEDEL2 is publicly available, fully searchable and freely downloadable. It is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 ES) . You can use CEDEL2 data for your research/teaching purposes provided you cite the corpus appropriately.

Further info


CEDEL2 has been publicly funded over the past 15 years by several research project grants from the Spanish Government, which we gratefully acknowledge: FFI2016-75106-P (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad); FFI2012-30755 (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad); FFI2008-01584/FILO (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación); HUM2005-01728/FILO (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia).

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