- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- List of Contributors
- Corpus Design
- Data Collection
- Corpus Annotation: Methodology and Transcription Systems
- On Automatic Phonological Transcription of Speech Corpora
- Statistical Corpus Exploitation
- Corpus Archiving and Dissemination
- Metadata Formats
- Data Formats for Phonological Corpora
- Corpus and Research in Phonetics and Phonology: Methodological and Formal Considerations
- A Corpus-Based Study of Apicalization of /s/ before /l/ in Oslo Norwegian
- Corpora, Variation, and Phonology: An Illustration from French Liaison
- Corpus-Based Investigations of Child Phonological Development: Formal and Practical Considerations
- Corpus Phonology and Second Language Acquisition
- ELAN: Multimedia Annotation Application
- The Use of Praat in Corpus Research
- Praat Scripting
- The PhonBank Project: Data and Software-Assisted Methods for the Study of Phonology and Phonological Development
- ANVIL: The Video Annotation Research Tool
- Web-Based Archiving and Sharing of Phonological Corpora
- The IViE Corpus
- French Phonology from a Corpus Perspective: The PFC Programme
- Two Norwegian Speech Corpora: NoTa-Oslo and TAUS
- The LeaP Corpus
- The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English: Annotation Practices and Dissemination Strategies
- The Lanchart Corpus
- Phonological and Phonetic Databases at the Meertens Institute
- The VALIBEL Speech Database
- Prosody and Discourse in the Australian Map Task Corpus
- A Phonological Corpus of L1 Acquisition of Taiwan Southern Min
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter is devoted to the study of focus on prosody and discourse in the Australian Map Task corpus. This corpus is part of the Australian National Database of Spoken Language (ANDOSL), which was collected in the 1990s for use in general speech science and speech technology research in Australia. The authors show how the Australian Map Task has proved to be a useful tool with which to examine different prosodic features of spoken interactive discourse. While the intonational system of Australian English shares many features with other varieties of English, tune usage and tune interpretation are argued to remain variety-specific, with the Map Task proving to be a rich source of information on this question. The studies summarized in this contribution also illustrate the flexibility of Map Task data in permitting correlations of both micro-level discourse units such as dialogue acts, and larger discourse segments such as Common Ground Units, with intonational and prosodic features of Australian English. The chapter also includes a detailed discussion of annotational and analytical techniques for the study of prosody.
Janet Fletcher is Associate Professor of Phonetics at the University of Melbourne. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Reading and has held research positions at the University of Edinburgh, Ohio State University, and at Macquarie University. Her research interests include articulatory and acoustic modeling of coarticulation, and prosody and intonation in Australian English and Australian Indigenous languages.
Lesley Stirling is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. She has a disciplinary background in linguistics and cognitive science, and has published work on a variety of topics in descriptive and typological linguistics, semantics and discourse analysis. One research interest has been the relationship between dialogue structure and prosody, involving collaborative cross-disciplinary research funded by the Australian Research Council.
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