ERIC Number: ED222038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Spoken English: Report on Research 1975-81. Lund Studies in English, No. 63.
Svartvik, Jan; And Others
This is a report on the activities of the survey of spoken English at the University of Lund (Sweden), during the period 1975-81. The aim of the survey has been to make available in machine-readable form a corpus of material with its origin in speech. The corpus was built in conjunction with the survey of English usage project at the University of London. This report has six parts: (1) an introduction, (2) an account of the computerizing process, (3) a description of the output, (4) a summary of research projects in process, (5) lectures given at or arranged by the survey, and (6) a list of publications by the survey staff. The corpus is described as material consisting of 87 "texts," each containing 5000 words, with analysis of the basic prosodic distinctions of tone units, nuclei, boosters, and stresses. The process of editing, coding, transfer and storage, formatting and checking, correction, printing, and production of concordances is described. In a third part, the output in terms of texts, concordance, and word-lists is described and sources for printed versions and computer tape are given. In part 4, the review of research in progress includes illustrations of the ways the system is being used. The activities section provides names, addresses, and titles of lectures and seminars. Illustrations of aspects of the project are given in 15 figures and an appendix of word-class keys. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of English.