Compiling and analysing a spoken academic corpus (half-day practical workshop)

Vaclav Brezina, Lancaster University
Venue: Lancaster University - Faraday Building Computer Lab A36 - Monday July 22, 2013

Step-by-step corpus design
New software tools: visualisations and statistics
Hands-on exercises

PROGRAMME

9.00 – 9.30
Registration
9.30 – 10.00
Introduction: Academic speech and ADVICe
10.00 – 11.00
Corpus design: participant selection, recoding techniques, transcription
11.00 – 11.30
Tea & coffee break
11.30 – 1pm
Corpus analysis:KWIC, CONTEXT, visualisations, statistics

The workshop will focus on the main issues connected with  building a spoken academic corpus. The aim of the session is to equip the participants with transferable skills related to spoken academic corpus design and analysis which  they can apply in their own contexts. In a series of  practical exercises we will go through the individual stages of corpus design and explore new possibilities of corpus analysis including visualizations and statistics. The following areas will be covered: data gathering, transcription, annotation and corpus analysis.

The workshop will be of particular interest to researchers (both students and lecturers) and practitioners interested in spoken academic discourse in general as well as to those interested in individual lexico-grammatical patterns in academic speech.

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WORKSHOP MATERIALS

WORKSHOP TOOLS

General

About ADVICe

Transcription

Voice Walker
ELAN
EXMARaLDA

Tagging

CLAWS

Analysis - online

Search ADVICe online
Compare academic speech of students and lecturers
Many Eyes visualisations (corpus)
Many Eyes visualisations (data)

Analysis - offline

MonoConc Pro
AntConc
Praat
EXMARaLDA

Workshop notes


Sample recording 4
Sample recording 5 (standard)
Sample recording 5 (loop)
Sample recording 6 (standard)
Sample recording 6 (loop)

 
ADVICe
 
  (c) Vaclav Brezina 2013