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LINGUIST List 20.49

Tue Jan 06 2009

FYI: Corpora of spoken discourse available

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        1.    Bernd Meyer, Corpora of spoken discourse available

Message 1: Corpora of spoken discourse available
Date: 06-Jan-2009
From: Bernd Meyer <bernd.meyeruni-hamburg.de>
Subject: Corpora of spoken discourse available
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Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you about two corpora of spoken discourse available
at the Research Center on Multilingualism in Hamburg/ Germany. Both corpora
can be accessed online at no charge for research and teaching purposes.

1.The CoSi-corpus consists of six hours of presentational discourse (35.000
words, transcriptions and audio files) in Portuguese rendered into German
(simultaneous and consecutive interpreting).
Further information: http://exmaralda.org/en_sfb_k6.html

2.The DiK-corpus consists of 91 doctor-patient interactions in German,
Portuguese and Turkish (mainly medical interviews and informed consent,
160.000 words, transcriptions only). Half of the interactions take place
with participation of ad-hoc-interpreters (nurses or family members of the
Further information: http://exmaralda.org/en_sfb_k2.html

The access is password-protected. A password will be given upon request by
Thomas Schmidt (thomas.schmidtuni-hamburg.de). For details about both
corpora, please contact Bernd Meyer (bernd.meyeruni-hamburg.de).

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

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