A Corpus of Formal British English Speech: The Lancaster/IBM Spoken English Corpus, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Corpus of Formal British English Speech

The Lancaster/IBM Spoken English Corpus, 1st Edition

By Gerald Knowles, Lita (Research Assistant, Lancaster University) Taylor, Briony (Centre For Speech Technology Research, University Of Edinburgh) Williams

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Description

This work provides 50,000 words of prosodically-transcribed text from a variety of sources. The introduction explains fully the transcription conventions, the structure of the corpus and its relationship to other computer corpora, and provides examples of different versions of texts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Prosodic characters

The composition of the corpus.

Breakdown into categories. Speakers.

Dates of composition and recording.

The duration of text extracts.

SEC text details.

Versions of SEC material.

Spoken recording.

Unpunctuated transcriptions.

Orthographic transcriptions.

Samples of different versions.

Unpunctuated transcription.

Orthographic transcription.

Grammatically tagged versions.

Texts.

Appendix 1: The CLAWS1 tagset.

Appendix 2: Complete version of Through the Tunnel.

References and bibliography.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN011000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology