Kennen Sie schon … das Freiburg Corpus of English Dialects (FRED)?

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The Freiburg Cor­pus of Eng­lish Dialects (FRED) is a mono­lin­gual spo­ken-lan­guage data­base of tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish dialects. It sam­ples approx­i­mate­ly 2.5 mil­lion words and is esti­mat­ed to be based on about 300 hours of record­ed speech. The cor­pus con­tains full-length tran­scripts of 372 oral his­to­ry inter­views (part­ly avail­able as digi­tised audio files) with male and female speak­ers from 163 dif­fer­ent loca­tions in 43 dif­fer­ent coun­ties. FRED cov­ers 9 major dialect areas in the British Isles and is thus an exten­sive data­base for both research on sin­gle dialects and cross-dialec­tal stud­ies.

FRED was com­piled by the project group ‘Eng­lish Dialect Syn­tax from a Typo­log­i­cal Per­spec­tive’ at the Eng­lish Depart­ment of Freiburg Uni­ver­si­ty under the super­vi­sion of Pro­fes­sor Bernd Kort­mann. It was fund­ed by the Deutsche Forschungs­ge­mein­schaft under grant No. Ko-1181/1,2 from 2000 to 2005. The pri­ma­ry aim of com­pil­ing FRED was to pro­vide a sound data­base that helps strength­en research on mor­phosyn­tac­tic vari­a­tion in the British Isles.

A sub­set of FRED is open­ly avail­able through the FRED Inter­ac­tive Data­base and from The Freiburg Cor­pus of Eng­lish Dialects Sam­pler (FRED‑S).

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