[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:

http://resnt1.isd.glam.ac.uk/rhondda_valleys_english/

(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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