[Corpora-List] corpus of Welsh English???

Briony Williams b.williams at bangor.ac.uk
Tue Mar 13 13:11:00 CET 2007

Eric Atwell wrote:

> Jessica,


> I assume "Welsh English" means English spoken by Welsh people,

> not some sort of hybrid language mix of Welsh and English?!


> If so, maybe the Polytechnic of Wales corpus will do, see

There's also Rod Walters' work on "A study of the phonology of Rhondda
Valleys English (1995-9)" - see:


(This work focuses on adults rather than children)

Best regards

Briony Williams


> Clive Souter, A Short Handbook to the Polytechnic of Wales Corpus

> Leeds University, 1989


> http://khnt.hit.uib.no/icame/manuals/pow.htm


> "... The corpus was originally collected between 1978-84 for a child

> language development project to study the use of various

> syntactico-semantic

> constructs in children between the ages of six and twelve. A sample of

> approximately 120 children in this age range from the Pontypridd area in

> South Wales was selected, and divided into four cohorts of 30, each

> within three months of the ages 6, 8, 10, and 12. These cohorts were

> subdivided by sex (B,G) and socio-economic class (A,B,C,D)... "


> I hope this is of use to you!



> Eric Atwell, Senior Lecturer, Language research group, School of

> Computing Faculty of Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, Leeds LS2 9JT,

> England

> TEL: 0113-3435430 FAX: 0113-3435468 WWW/email: google Eric Atwell




> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, j.degroote at lancaster.ac.uk wrote:


>> Dear all,


>> I am writing my dissertation right now and I am looking for several

>> corpora. However, I can't find any corpus of Welsh English. Has anyone

>> ever heard of any such corpus?


>> Thanks a lot,


>> Best regards,


>> Jessica Degroote

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