LINGUIST List 31.2065
Wed Jun 24 2020
FYI: Free webinar: What’s in a pronunciation? British and U.S. transcription models in the OED
Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>
OED Team <oed.uk
Free webinar: What’s in a pronunciation? British and U.S. transcription models in the OED E-mail this message to a friend
When: Wed 15 July 2020, 15:00-16:00 BST (UTC+1)
Book your place: http://tiny.cc/OEDpronunciation
The Oxford English Dictionary has given transcriptions for British English pronunciations since its inception in the late 19th century, with U.S. English pronunciations following at the end of the 20th century. In the 21st (since 2015), these transcriptions have been complemented by audio which allows users to hear an example of the pronunciation spoken aloud, but the written form remains fundamental.
OED’s transcription models are largely phonemic representations of the way that “standard English” is spoken in Britain and the United States, avoiding strongly regionally or socially marked forms. OED’s models for British and U.S. English are used to transcribe pronunciations for each dictionary entry in a systematic way, leaving room to reflect variation both at the phonemic and to some degree at the phonetic level.
Join Dr Catherine Sangster, Executive Editor: Pronunciations for Oxford Languages at Oxford University Press, and Dr Matthew Moreland, freelance pronunciation editor and Phonetics Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, for an interactive online presentation in which they will trace the evolution of OED’s pronunciation models, discuss their scope, and explore their current and future state.
This session will cover:
- A focus on the unique challenges of developing pronunciation models within the OED’s broader lexicographical remit
- The range of linguistic variation which these models can encompass
- Q&A time – bring your questions to the panellists, or send them in advance to oed.uk
Who is this for?
- Researchers using dictionary data
This webinar will be recorded and will be made available for viewing after the live session. All registrants will be notified.
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Lexicography; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
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