Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora: Volume 3: Databases for Public Engagement

Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora: Volume 3: Databases for Public Engagement

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137386441
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 359
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author


Karen P. Corrigan is Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Newcastle University. She has previously lectured at University College, Dublin and the Universities of Edinburgh and York (UK). She co-edited the two previous volumes in this collection and is author of Irish English, Volume 1: Northern Ireland (2010).


Adam Mearns is Lecturer in the History of the English Language at Newcastle University. He has previously taught at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds and at Northumbria University. Recent publications have focused on the dialect of Tyneside and the concept of the supernatural in Old English.

Table of Contents

- Foreword: Doing the right thing.- Chapter 1: Taming Digital Texts, Voices and Images For The Wild: Models and Methods for Handling Unconventional Corpora To Engage the Public.- PART I: CORPORA FOR EDUCATION AND HERITAGE.- Chapter 2: Migration Databases as Impact Tools in the Education and Heritage Sectors.- Chapter 3: Engaging Users of Scottish Online Language Resources.- Chapter 4: From Legacy Regional Language Materials to Public Engagement: The Interactive Online Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador.- Chapter 5: Engagement Through Data Management and Preservation: The North Carolina Language and Life Project and the Sociolinguistic Archive and Analysis Project.- Chapter 6: Roswell Voices: Community Language in a Living Laboratory.- Chapter 7: The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English and The Talk of the Toon: Issues in Preservation and Public Engagement.- Chapter 8: Language Learning at Your Fingertips: Deploying Corpora in Mobile Teaching Apps.- PART II: CORPORA FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.- Chapter 9: Locating People with Their Language: An Applied Linguistics Course Using Linguistic Microvariation Databases and Tools.- Chapter 10: From Sociolinguistic Research to English Language Teaching.- Chapter 11: Analysing Spoken Discourse in University Small Group Teaching.- Chapter 12: The Wellington Language in the Workplace Project: Engaging with the Research and Wider Communities.

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“This collection is a rich treasure trove brimming with new ideas aimed at facilitating and promoting public engagement with linguistic corpora. By extending the utility of such corpora beyond academe, its wide-ranging contents will be of interest to a broad audience, including linguists, teachers, archivists and historians.” (Stephen Levey, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, USA)


“This book is unique in reporting what data collections mean to the speech communities that have cooperated in their creation and how corpus research supports important applications, including public relations, education, forensics and speech coaching.” (John Nerbonne, Professor of Humanities Computing, University of Groningen, the Netherlands)


“At last! A volume on linguistic corpora that successfully mediates our theoretical research interests and our obligation to contribute to schools, courts, museums, workplaces and other institutions in which language lives.” (John R. Rickford, J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities, Stanford University, USA)

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