Hamburg Adult Bilingual LAnguage

The Hamburg Adult Bilingual LAnguage (HABLA) corpus was compiled between July 2009 and June 2011 in the research project "Linguistic Features of First Language Attrition and Second Language Acquisition in Adult Bilinguals (German-French and German-Italian)" (E11, principal investigator: Tanja Kupisch), part of the Collaborative Research Centre "Multilingalism", funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and hosted by the University of Hamburg.

Terms of use

To gain access to the HABLA corpus, you need to apply to the rights holder, stating your purpose. This is done by sending an email with the required information to If your purpose is approved, you obtain a username and a password for logging in to the corpus.
By logging in to the corpus you agree:

With your password, you can use the links in the sections below.

Online data (password-protected)

The following data are available:

Audio recordings in ogg format can be downloaded separately from the corpus overview. Please note that, due to space restrictions on our web server, we cannot make WAV audio files available here. If you need WAV audio files, please contact us.