LINGUIST List 13.1854

Fri Jul 5 2002

FYI: IViE Corpus, Online Ling, Scholarships

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <marielinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Esther Grabe, The Prosodically Annotated IViE Corpus
  2. Handke, New Online Courses in Linguistics; Fall 2002/2003
  3. Bohdan A. Oryshkevich, A new Ukrainian website for education

Message 1: The Prosodically Annotated IViE Corpus

Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 07:03:57 +0000
From: Esther Grabe <esther.grabephon.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: The Prosodically Annotated IViE Corpus

Dear Colleagues,


The prosodically annotated IViE corpus is now available via the following 
web-site held in the Phonetics Laboratory at the University of Oxford:

http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/~esther/ivyweb/search_trans.html 

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The page offers 


-	Speech data from seven dialects of English spoken in the British Isles, 
in .wav format

-	Data from one male and one female speaker per dialect, in five speaking styles

-	Downloadable prosodic transcriptions


Users can run searches for transcriptions based on any combination of dialect, 
gender and speaking style.


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Transcriptions: 

The transcriptions were made with the IViE system for prosodic labelling: 

http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/~esther/ivyweb/guide.html

Transcriptions can be downloaded in the form of separate text files, 
time-aligned with the associated speech files. Speech data and 
transcriptions can be displayed in xwaves but also in other signal 
processing packages such as wavesurfer or PRAAT (see our web page 
for URLs). Xwaves users can download labelling scripts for 
non-interactive and interactive speaking styles from the page.


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Background

The prosodically annotated corpus contains a balanced subset of 
speech data from the IViE corpus (IViE = Intonational Variation 
in English). The complete IViE corpus contains 36 hours of speech 
data from 108 speakers, from nine dialects of English spoken in 
the British Isles. More information on the IViE corpus is available here:

http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/~esther/ivyweb/

The annotated corpus contains one hour of speech data, transcribed 
on five tiers: orthography, location of prominent syllables, pitch 
movements surrounding prominent syllables, intonational phonology 
and miscellaneous comments and alternative transcriptions. Seven 
dialects have been included: Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Bradford 
Punjabi, Leeds, Cambridge, London. Data in five speaking styles 
have been transcribed: read sentences, read text, retold text, 
map task, free conversation. Each dialect is represented by one 
male and one female adolescent speaker.

All downloads are free of charge. The data and the transcriptions 
are available for any academic purpose, but not for commercial purposes.
			
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Message 2: New Online Courses in Linguistics; Fall 2002/2003

Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 16:09:28 +0200
From: Handke <handkeMailer.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: New Online Courses in Linguistics; Fall 2002/2003



The Registration Office of the Virtual Linguistics Campus is now open.
The Virtual Linguistics Campus is the platform for linguistics that
offers autonomous online courses that can be studied from anywhere in
the world.


 Introduction to Linguistics (two groups)
 History of English
 Linguistic Engineering
 English Phonology
 Semantics

There are more courses though, but they involve in-class tuition at
Marburg University (Germany).

For details see http://www.linguistics-online.de


 Prof. Dr. Juergen Handke
 Uni Marburg
 FB 10
 35043 Marburg
 +49 6421 2825558
 +49 6424 6306 (priv.)

 Websites:
 http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~handke
 http://www.linguistics-online.de
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Message 3: A new Ukrainian website for education

Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 00:17:21 -0400
From: Bohdan A. Oryshkevich <usa.usaattglobal.net>
Subject: A new Ukrainian website for education

I wish to inform you of a recently uploaded website titled:
http://www.ukrainianscholarships.org.

We created it to inform the general public about the USA/USA Program.

But it contains some information about other scholarship opportunities that
you will hopefully find useful. This site will expand in the future.

Ukraine badly lags other countries in Eastern Europe and the former USSR in
sending students abroad to study.

Bohdan Oryshkevich
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