272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.


    Jenny Thomas, Geoffrey Leech, Greg Myers