1st Edition

Spoken English on Computer
Transcription, Mark-Up and Application





ISBN 9780582250215
Published May 18, 1995 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This book has evolved from a Workshop on Computerized Speech Corpora, held at Lancaster University in 1993. It brings together the findings presented in a clear and coherent manner, focussing on the advantages and disadvantages of particular transcription or mark-up practice.

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms
List of Contributors
Editor's General Introduction

Part A: Issues and Practices
Introduction
1. Principles and alternative systems in the transcription, coding and mark-up of spoken discourse
2. Theoretical issues: transcribing the untranscribable
3. Adequacy, user-friendliness, and practicality in transcribing
4. Whole-text analysis in computerised spoken discourse
5. The text encoding initiative: an overview
6. The approach of the Text Encoding Initiative to the encoding of spoken discourse
7. From theory to practice

Part B: Applications and More Specialised Uses
Introduction
8. Transcription, segmentation and analysis: corpora from the language-impaired
9. Corpora of disordered language
10. Discourse considerations in transcription and analysis
11. Code switching: a problem for transcription and text encoding
12. Linking prosodic transcription to the time dimension
13. Grammar tagging of the spoken part of the British National Corpus: a progress report
14. Publishing a spoken and written corpus on CD ROM: the HCRC Map Task Experience

Part C: Samples and Systems of Transcription
Introduction
15. The survey of English usage and the London-Lund Corpus:computerizing manual prosodic transcription. 16. The COBUILDSpoken Corpus: transcription conventions
17. Recycling an old corpus: converting the SEC into the MARSEC database
18. The International Corpus of English: mark up for spoken language
19. The BNC Spoken Corpus
20. The Bergen Corpus of London Teenager Language (COLT)

Bibliography references
Subject index
Index of Person's names.

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