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Spoken English on Computer

Transcription, Mark-Up and Application, 1st Edition

By Geoffrey Leech, Greg Myers, Jenny (All Lecturers, Department Of Linguistics And Modern English, Lancaster University) Thomas


272 pages

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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


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


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


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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General