Linguistic Data Consortium
University of Pennsylvania
|Type of Study:||naturalistic|
These corpora were contributed to TalkBank by the Linguistic Data Consortium. Thanks to Mark Liberman, Steven Bird, and Chris Cieri for sharing these audio data. Transcriptions in CA-CHAT were produced by Malcah Yaeger-Dror, working with students Alan Beaudrie, Sarah Beaudrie, and Tania Granadillo.
The CallFriend Southern English corpus of telephone speech was collected by the Linguistic Data Consortium primarily in support of the project on Language Identification (LID), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.
This release of the CallFriend French corpus consists of 60 unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of Southern American English. The recorded conversations last up to 30 minutes. All speakers were aware that they were being recorded. They were given no guidelines concerning what they should talk about. Once a caller was recruited to participate, he/she was given a free choice of whom to call. Most participants called family members or close friends. All calls originated in the United States.
Speakers were solicited by the LDC to participate in this telephone speech collection effort via the internet, publications (advertisements), and personal contacts. A total of 100 call originators were found, each of whom placed a telephone call via a toll-free robot operator maintained by the LDC. Access to the robot operator was possible via a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) issued by the recruiting staff at the LDC when the caller enrolled in the project. The participants were made aware that their telephone call would be recorded, as were the call recipients. The call was allowed only if both parties agreed to being recorded. Each caller was allowed to talk up to 30 minutes. Upon successful completion of the call, the caller was paid $20 (in addition to making a free long-distance telephone call). Each caller was allowed to place only one telephone call. After a successful call was completed, a human audit of each telephone call was conducted to verify that the proper language was spoken, and to check the quality of the recording.
The following table gives the sex for both speakers or FxM if first speaker is female and second male or MxF for the reverse. Then it gives the age, education, and place grown up for Speaker 1.
|en_6285||M/m+mom||18||15||AR||little rk, AR||501225fac|
|en_6701||MxF||30||12||KY||San Antonio, TX||210337soq|