This is my very first post, I hope I'm making myself clear.

What I'm asking for is a set of texts that are equivalent in both languages in terms of difficulty, word frequency and register (i.e. two news articles that talk about a similar topic with the previous controlled factors). I'm not entirely sure but I think they're called comparable corpora.

We're carrying a set of experiments with Spanish-English bilinguals and I need these texts so the participants can activate their language mode before the start of the experimental tasks.

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The starting point for a corpus search is the Virtual Language Observatory by the European CLARIN ERIC. Entering the words English Spanish comparable corpus in the search slit gives nine results, among them EuroParl-UdS.


Try here: Menu of free parallel texts Spanish English. (But these texts would not be as carefully controlled as you asked.)

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