The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Jacques Durand (editor), Ulrike Gut (editor), Gjert Kristoffersen (editor)Hardback

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This handbook presents the first systematic account of corpus phonology - the employment of corpora, especially purpose-built phonological corpora of spoken language, for studying speakers' and listeners' acquisition and knowledge of the sound system of their native languages and the principles underlying those systems. The field combines methods and theoretical approaches from phonology, both diachronic and synchronic, phonetics, corpus linguistics, speech technology, information technology and computer science, mathematics and statistics. The book is divided into four parts: the first looks at the design, compilation, and use of phonological corpora, while the second looks at specific applications, including examples from French and Norwegian phonology, child phonological development, and second language acquisition. Part 3 looks at the tools and methods used, such as Praat and EXMARaLDA, and the final part examines a number of currently available phonological corpora in various languages, including LANCHART, LeaP, and IViE. It will appeal not only to those working with phonological corpora, but also to researchers and students of phonology and phonetics more generally, as well as to all those interested in language variation, dialectology, first and second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics.

About Author

Jacques Durand is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail and a Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He was formerly Professor at the University of Salford, Director of the CLLE-ERSS research centre in Toulouse and in charge of Linguistics at CNRS headquarters. His publications are mainly in phonology (particularly within the framework of Dependency Phonology in collaboration with John Anderson) but he also worked in Machine Translation in the eighties and nineties within the Eurotra project. Since the late nineties, he has coordinated two major research programmes in corpus phonology: Phonology of Contemporary French, with M.-H. Cote, B. Laks and C. Lyche, and Phonology of Contemporary English, with P. Carr and A. Przewozny. Ulrike Gut holds the Chair of English Linguistics at the Westfalische Wilhelms-University in Munster. She received her Ph.D. from Mannheim University and her postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) from Freiburg University. Her main research interests include phonetics and phonology, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition and world-wide varieties of English. She has collected the LeaP corpus and is currently involved in the compilation of the ICE-Nigeria. Gjert Kristoffersen is Professor of Scandinavian languages at the University of Bergen. His research interests are synchronic and diachronic aspects of Scandinavian phonology, especially Norwegian and Swedish prosody from a variationist perspective. He is the author of The Phonology of Norwegian, published by Oxford University Press in 2000.



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  • ISBN13: 9780199571932
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9780199571932
  • weight: 1348
  • ISBN10: 0199571937

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