> Dear corpora colleagues, I am for some ten years on the Corpora list, but I
> do not remember that we discussed the possibility to use phonetic corpora
> for language classification.
I believe I asked you recently how those "phonetic corpora" were obtained. Are they all recorded speech? Are they spontaneous? Are they transcribed? What situations were the various texts spoken in?
Sure you might be able to use these corpora for classification - if they are representative and reliable.
-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
grvsmth at panix.com