At LDC we have recently been looking around for sources of spoken legal interactions that might recorded for research purposes. We have in the past distributed things like statutory texts and Hansards (at http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog, see: LDC94T4A, LDC95T20, LDC98T32, LDC2000T47 and LDC2000T50) and have just begun investigating things like depositions and
the transcripts of open trials. I don't have much to report at the moment but will be very interested in other responses to your query. I should also say that we would be very interested in collaborating on efforts to develop such a resource.
Pulie Thetela wrote:
> I was wondering if members would mind giving me information of any known corpus of spoken legal texts (e.g. witness testimony, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, judge/jury summations, sentencing, police interviews,etc.). I am working on interaction in courtroom discourse, and I need a large corpus as reference for a thorough analysis and research.
> Will appreciate your help.
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