Helsinki Corpus of British English Dialects

Laitos: Englannin kielen laitos
Yhteyshenkilö: Arja Nurmi
Sähköposti: arja.nurmi@helsinki.fi

1. Linguistic research resource

ss. Official or identificatory name and acronym Helsinki Corpus of British English Dialects (HD)
tt. Short description of content Collection of orthographically transcribed audio recorded speech, mainly from East Anglia and the South-West, with a minor collection from Lancashire. The recordings were made in the 1970s and the 1980s by Finnish postgraduates.
uu. Originality status primary/original location: compilation team at VARIENG.
vv. Description of size and extent 1 million words
tt. Storage format Electronic (plain text)
xx. (Estimated) time invested in the collection and processing of the resource 480 person months
yy. Contact person(s) and their contact information (E-mail & telephone); may be the same for all points (a), (b) and (c). a) person who in practice administers the resource and grants (possibly required) usage permits Anna-Liisa Vasko (anna-liisa.vasko@helsinki.fi)
b) person who has physical possession of the contracts concerning the resource, by which the resource has been acquired for use at the department Anna-Liisa Vasko (anna-liisa.vasko@helsinki.fi)
c) person(s) who has/have originally contracted acquired, collected, compiled and/or annotated the resource, and who thus has copyright to the material and whose permission is (possibly) required to access the resource.
Cambridgeshire proper (CAM) - Anna-Liisa Ojanen (Vasko)
Devon (DEV) - Ossi Stigell
Essex & Lancashire (ESS, LAN) - Riitta Kerman
Isle of Ely (ELY) - Irmeli Tammivaara-Balaam
Somerset (SOM) - Ossi Ihalainen
Suffolk (SUF) - Leena Pasanen
Project leaders: Ossi Ihalainen 1984-1993, Kirsti Peitsara 1997-2006, Anna-Liisa Vasko 2007 onwards.
zz. (Main) references to published articles or other written works describing the resource itself or research based on its use. Peitsara, Kirsti and Anna-Liisa Vasko. 2002. "The Helsinki Dialect Corpus: Characteristics of speech and aspects of variation". In Helsinki English Studies 2. http://www.eng.helsinki.fi/hes/
Vasko (Ojanen), Anna-Liisa. 2005. Up Cambridge. Prepositional locative expressions in dialect speech: a corpus-based study of the Cambridgeshire dialect. (Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki LXV). Helsinki: Société Néophilologique.
aaa. Link(s) to more extensive/thorough descriptions of the resource in the Internet (which may be in any language) http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/CoRD/corpora/Dialects/index.html
bbb. Physical location of resource (server and directory path or Internet address, or room/person in the case of non-electronic materials) On computers at VARIENG.
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Resource Name Helsinki Corpus of British English Dialects
Resource Type Spoken Corpus
Languages English
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Description Collection of orthographically transcribed audio recorded speech, mainly from East Anglia and the South-West, with a minor collection from Lancashire. The recordings were made in the 1970s and the 1980s by Finnish postgraduates.
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Institute Department of English, University of Helsinki
Contact Person Anna-Liisa Vasko (anna-liisa.vasko@helsinki.fi)
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Format Electronic (plain text)
Metadata Link http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/CoRD/corpora/Dialects/index.html
Publications Peitsara, Kirsti and Anna-Liisa Vasko. 2002. "The Helsinki Dialect Corpus: Characteristics of speech and aspects of variation". In Helsinki English Studies 2. http://www.eng.helsinki.fi/hes/, Vasko (Ojanen), Anna-Liisa. 2005. Up Cambridge. Prepositional locative expressions in dialect speech: a corpus-based study of the Cambridgeshire dialect. (Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki LXV). Helsinki: Société Néophilologique.
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Collection Location On computers at VARIENG.
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Collection Size 1 million words
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Topic revision: r3 - 2011-11-14 - KimmoKoskenniemi
 
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