Spoken English on Computer: Transcription, Mark-Up and Application

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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.

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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780582250215
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of abbreviations and acronyms
Editors' general introduction 1
1 Principles and alternative systems in the transcription, coding and mark-up of spoken discourse 19
2 Theoretical issues: transcribing the untranscribable 35
3 Adequacy, user-friendliness, and practicality in transcribing 54
4 Whole-text analysis in computerized spoken discourse 62
5 The Text Encoding Initiative: an overview 69
6 The approach of the Text Encoding Initiative to the encoding of spoken discourse 82
7 From theory to practice 99
8 Transcription, segmentation and analysis: corpora from the language-impaired 116
9 Corpora of disordered spoken language 128
10 Discourse considerations in transcription and analysis 135
11 Code switching: a problem for transcription and text encoding 144
12 Linking prosodic transcription to the time dimension 149
13 Grammatical tagging of the spoken part of the British National Corpus: a progress report 161
14 Publishing a spoken and written corpus on CD-ROM: the HCRC Map Task experience 168
15 The Survey of English Usage and the London-Lund Corpus: computerizing manual prosodic transcription 187
16 The COBUILD spoken corpus: transcription conventions 203
17 Converting a corpus into a relational database: SEC becomes MARSEC 208
18 The International Corpus of English: mark-up for spoken language 220
19 The BNC spoken corpus 224
20 The Bergen Corpus of London Teenager Language (COLT) 235
Bibliographical references 243
Author index 255
Subject index 258
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