The BNC (World Edition) has:
58 files totalling 429,970 words of classroom discourse (non-university)
18 files totalling 143,199 words of university tutorials
You can get the file IDs by using my BNC Index (see
http://clix.to/davidlee00 ) to search by genre.
You could also search the BNC (WE) file headers themselves for the
classification code "<classCode scheme="DLee">S classroom</classCode>"
(or, for university tutorials, use 'S tutorial'), but the headers may
not necessarily reflect more recent classification changes/corrections
since the BNC (WE) was released. These are available only in the BNC
Index released on the web site above.
For American English, you can try MICASE
(http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/micase/micase.htm ), which has lots of
files of student-teacher interactions and also help-desk interactions
(all within a university setting only). You can find the relevant files
by browsing (http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/micase/browse.html ) the corpus
by 'speech event type' and 'primary discourse mode' (choose the
interactive or mixed ones). MICASE is searchable and browseable on-line,
but for more flexible research options, you should probably order a
local copy (choosing either a personal or site license).
As you have already guessed, neither of these corpora has metaphors
marked up explicitly.
Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Alan M Wallington
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:49 PM
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> Subject: [Corpora-List] wanted: corpora of student-teacher
> Dear All,
> would anyone know of any corpora of student-teacher interactions,
> what constitutes a student or teacher can be interpreted quite
> liberally. These interactions may take place in a classroom, but may
> equally involve distance learning or even help desks.
> We are interested in the types of metaphors learners and instructors
> use, not just in their descriptions of what is being learnt, but even
> more importantly when they reflect on the learning and understanding
> process, the difficulties and strategies, e.g. "I can't get this to
> STICK in my mind".
> I very much doubt if there will be any corpora already marked up for
> such metaphors.
> Thanks in advance,
> Alan Wallington
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