LINGUIST List 25.4920

Fri Dec 05 2014

FYI: KiDKo: Online Corpus, Urban German Youth Language

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 05-Dec-2014
From: Heike Wiese <>
Subject: KiDKo: Online Corpus, Urban German Youth Language
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New resource on youth language in urban contexts: Corpus with speech data on German “Kiezdeutsch”

We are pleased to announce the launch of KiDKo (“KiezDeutsch Korpus”), a new corpus based on spontaneous conversations among young people in Berlin.

KiDKo is a multi-modal digital corpus of spontaneous discourse data from informal, oral peer group situations in multi- and monoethnic speech communities. It offers a new empirical resource for research in such domains as:
- Kiezdeutsch as a new, multiethnic dialect of German
- youth language in urban areas
- linguistic developments in contemporary German
- informal language use

KiDKo contains audio data from self-recordings, with aligned transcriptions and annotations, for automatic linguistic queries at different levels. It can be accessed through ANNIS, an open-source platform that supports browser-based search and visualization of corpus data.

The corpus has been developed within the Potsdam/Berlin Special Research Area 632 “Information Structure”, with support from the German Research Fundation (DFG).

KiDKo is available to other research groups via a website:

Transcriptions and annotations are accessible online, the audio data can be accessed locally.

Heike Wiese, Ines Rehbein
University of Potsdam
SFB 632 & Centre “Language, Variation, and Migration”

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

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