The Lancaster Speech, Writing and Thought Presentation Spoken Corpus

The four major objectives of the project were: i) to establish an electronic corpus of (a) conversations, from the British National Corpus (BNC) and (b) oral narratives, from Lancaster's Centre for North Western Regional Studies (CNWRS) oral history archive; ii) to annotate the corpus manually for categories of Speech, Thought and Writing Presentation (ST and WP); iii) to conduct systematic quantitative and qualitative analyses of the annotated corpus and iv) to compare the findings with those of Short and Semino's 1994-7 study of ST and WP in a corpus of written fictional and non-fictional British English narratives (BA LRG M-AN2314/APN/3489).

Metadata Access
Creator Short, Mick;Heywood, John;McEnery, Tony;McIntyre, Dan;Semino, Elena
Publisher Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
Contributor Short, Mick;Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)
Publication Year 2001
Rights Freely available for non-commercial use provided that the terms of the BNC user licence are observed for the files derived from the BNC, and that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed;
Contact Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
Language English
Resource Type Text;Linguistic corpora
Format 283 files : ca. 2.56 GB (offline - not available for download);text/xml
Discipline Linguistics