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Query Details

Query Subject:   Spoken Irish and Welsh Corpora in Transcription
Author:   Alessio Frenda
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories

Query:   Dear all,

I am investigating patterns of evolution and simplification currently
underway in Irish and Welsh with regards to grammatical gender. For
instance, in Welsh the spread of Soft Mutation at the expenses of other
types of mutation is relevant to gender in that gender is distinguished by
means of different initial mutations in the 3rd-person singular possessive.

The revival of both Irish and Welsh has led to the emergence of new
standards that have been planned with the aim of overcoming the differences
of the existing dialects. These standards are used by the speakers who
choose to take part in the revival of the language and their prestige is
promoted by their use in the media.

I would like to know if there exists any corpus of spoken Irish or Welsh,
in particular in transcribed form, taken from colloquial usage in the media
(broadcast interviews, telephone calls to a radio program, etc.), i.e.
broadcast material that is not based on a script.

Thank you all,

Alessio Frenda
LL Issue: 17.3659
Date posted: 11-Dec-2006


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