CORAAL: Corpus of Regional African American Language[ Back to ORAAL | LingTools @ UO | LVC Lab @ UO ]

Welcome to the download site for the Corpus of Regional African American Language (CORAAL). The main page for CORAAL is here at the Online Resources for African American Language website. Please visit that page, or read the CORAAL User Guide for more information about CORAAL.

June 2023: The current version of CORAAL is v. 2023.06. This version adds a new component, DTA: Detroit, MI 1966: 40 speakers selected from the classic Detroit Dialect Study conducted by Shuy, Wolfram, & Riley (1967). Previously released components are unchanged. With this release, CORAAL now contains over 220 speakers. As usual, please see the CORAAL user guide for details and more complete information. DTA will be added to the CORAAL Explorer website in July 2023. Beginning in March 2021, forced-aligned versions of the CORAAL transcripts through version 2020.05 are available for download at (DTA, LES, and VLD are not yet available).

CORAAL is quite large and therefore is broken into many parts to facilitate downloading. Most parts are compressed using tar and gzip utilities. Most computer systems will be able to unpack these when you attempt to open the tar.gz file. From the links below, you can download each of the parts by right-clicking each linked file name and selecting the option to download linked file or save linked file.

The CORAAL User Guide offers suggestions for ways to automate the downloading of the various parts. A complete list of all files that comprise the current version of CORAAL is available here, You can use that list to facilitate the downloading.

All CORAAL files are here:


CORAAL is completely free for research use. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (4.0) International license. CORAAL: DCB, ATL, PRV, and VLD are available under additional licenses - please contact the CORAAL team for additional information about licensing. More information is available in the User Guide, and we suggest you read that document for full information about the corpus.

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How to cite CORAAL

Kendall, Tyler and Charlie Farrington. 2023. The Corpus of Regional African American Language. Version 2023.06. Eugene, OR: The Online Resources for African American Language Project. |

See the CORAAL User Guide for more information about citing CORAAL's individual components, for acknowledgements, and for other important information.

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