To all who are interested in COLLECTING and RESEARCHING SPOKEN DATA.
Cambridge University Press and The University of Nottingham have for some
time been engaged in compiling CANCODE - a corpus of naturally occurring
speech in English. We plan to expand the corpus by several million words in
the near future, and would like to come into contact with serious
researchers who have - or plan to make - tape recordings of appropriate
data, but who are being deterred in their research by the expensive and
time-consuming transcription procedure.
We are potentially offering a free transcription service in return for the
right to include your data in the corpus, with no restriction on your own
rights in publishing research results based on the same data. (The only
restriction involved would concern the right to publish ELT Reference
To ensure that both parties benefit from any such collaboration, agreements
would be preceded by ingoing discussions regarding the kind and amount of
data, time scales, rights, etc.
For further details, please email:
- with a brief description of the kind and amount of data potentially involved.
Cambridge University Press & University of Nottingham
Spoken English Corpus Project