Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora

Volume 3: Databases for Public Engagement

Editors: Corrigan, Karen P., Mearns, Adam (Eds.)

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About this book

This book unites a range of approaches to the collection and digitization of diverse language corpora. Its specific focus is on best practices identified in the exploitation of these resources in landmark impact initiatives across different parts of the globe. The development of increasingly accessible digital corpora has coincided with improvements in the standards governing the collection, encoding and archiving of ‘Big Data’. Less attention has been paid to the importance of developing standards for enriching and preserving other types of corpus data, such as that which captures the nuances of regional dialects, for example. This book takes these best practices another step forward by addressing innovative methods for enhancing and exploiting specialized corpora so that they become accessible to wider audiences beyond the academy.

About the authors

Karen P. Corrigan is Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Newcastle University. She has previously lectured at University College, Dublin and the Universities of Edinburgh and York (UK). She co-edited the two previous volumes in this collection and is author of Irish English, Volume 1: Northern Ireland (2010).
Adam Mearns is Lecturer in the History of the English Language at Newcastle University. He has previously taught at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds and at Northumbria University. Recent publications have focused on the dialect of Tyneside and the concept of the supernatural in Old English.

Reviews

“This collection is a rich treasure trove brimming with new ideas aimed at facilitating and promoting public engagement with linguistic corpora. By extending the utility of such corpora beyond academe, its wide-ranging contents will be of interest to a broad audience, including linguists, teachers, archivists and historians.” (Stephen Levey, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, USA)

“This book is unique in reporting what data collections mean to the speech communities that have cooperated in their creation and how corpus research supports important applications, including public relations, education, forensics and speech coaching.” (John Nerbonne, Professor of Humanities Computing, University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

“At last! A volume on linguistic corpora that successfully mediates our theoretical research interests and our obligation to contribute to schools, courts, museums, workplaces and other institutions in which language lives.” (John R. Rickford, J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities, Stanford University, USA) 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Taming Digital Texts, Voices and Images for the Wild: Models and Methods for Handling Unconventional Corpora to Engage the Public

    Corrigan, Karen P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • Migration Databases as Impact Tools in the Education and Heritage Sectors

    Amador-Moreno, Carolina P. (et al.)

    Pages 25-67

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  • Engaging Users of Scottish Online Language Resources

    Anderson, Wendy (et al.)

    Pages 69-97

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  • From Legacy Regional Language Materials to Public Engagement: The Interactive Online Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Clarke, Sandra

    Pages 99-132

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  • Engagement Through Data Management and Preservation: The North Carolina Language and Life Project and the Sociolinguistic Archive and Analysis Project

    Kendall, Tyler (et al.)

    Pages 133-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora
Book Subtitle
Volume 3: Databases for Public Engagement
Editors
  • Karen P. Corrigan
  • Adam Mearns
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38645-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-38645-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38644-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 359
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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