CallFriend - Spanish Corpus


David Graff
Linguistic Data Consortium
University of Pennsylvania

https://www.ldc.upenn.edu/staff/david-graff

Participants: 120
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: Latin America
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5ZC76

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Project Description

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 for Spanish in CA-CHAT were produced by Tania Granadillo.

The CallFriend Spanish 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 Spanish corpus consists of 60 unscripted telephone conversations between native speakers of Spanish for each dialect group. 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 per dialect, 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.

A second audit was conducted by a native speaker familiar with dialect variation in Spanish. Conversations were labeled as either "Caribbean" or "non-Caribbean" based on particular attributes in the speech of the participants. Callers in the "Caribbean" and "non-Caribbean" collections of CallFriend Spanish were identified primarily on the basis of consonant quality patterns, specifically, word-final "s".

Caribbean Speakers' Calls
FileSexAgeEdPlacephone
sp_1221809746ukm
sp_1576407658aoj
sp_1619809891hah
sp_1975407381xca
sp_2043809689peu
sp_4070F2416Puerto_Rico809872ekq
sp_4251M4412Dominican_Rep809261bcb
sp_4267M2716Venezuela416530obc
sp_4285M2916Venezuela305768cae
sp_4302M4220Puerto_Rico809731rkp
sp_4379F2217Puerto_Rico809896lig
sp_5319F4513NY212781ukr
sp_5357F466Puerto_Rico809869lkn
sp_5397M4911Puerto_Rico809869ehu
sp_5445M3912Puerto_Rico809260bch
sp_5539M1711Argentina809789teq
sp_5555M218FL809241cie
sp_5557F288Dominican_Rep809681fbq
sp_5614F3613Puerto_Rico809258qfl
sp_5622M3213NY809594qmy
sp_5640F4418TX310863npi
sp_5658F2212Venezuela718992tnd
sp_5691F2715IL809258lnc
sp_6007F3017Puerto_Rico718238snm
sp_6088M1914Puerto_Rico202885xmt
sp_6152M3215Dominican_Rep809597iiv
sp_6203M1915Puerto_Rico202784sln
sp_6226M254Puerto_Rico809758cdj
sp_6720M3012Puerto_Rico718548oml
sp_6769M3515Puerto_Rico809842pfr
sp_6791M1813Dominican_Rep809533alt
sp_6803F4116Dominican_Rep809594kao
sp_6815M4419Dominican_Rep809560yio
sp_6816M2012Dominican_Rep809681gii
sp_6834M3220Dominican_Rep809688hfs
sp_6844M4121Dominican_Rep809530waw
sp_6845M2318Dominican_Rep809574fbs
sp_6851M5212Puerto_Rico718584tbs
sp_6852M3912Puerto_Rico809751dmn
sp_6854F3917Puerto_Rico809876yiq
sp_6856F2212PA702365wmg
sp_6863M6710Dominican_Rep809536jdi
sp_6868F3220Dominican_Rep809530xkd
sp_6874M3721Dominican_Rep809535wnj
sp_6875F2418Dominican_Rep809530wjl
sp_6876M7412Cuba305264xkj
sp_6877F4221Cuba305541okv
sp_6878F4018Cuba305559ylf
sp_6883F3318Dominican_Rep809565gkl
sp_6884M4016Dominican_Rep809533jgu
sp_6887809522vfg
sp_6896F4218Cuba813943ppp
sp_6919F2615Dominican_Rep809522wna
sp_6935M2922Puerto_Rico619588nby
sp_6945F219Puerto_Rico809258mcb
sp_6948M3818Puerto_Rico809755aat
sp_6949M249Puerto_Rico809258mcb
sp_6950M2519Puerto_Rico809744lmq
sp_6958F4015Puerto_Rico609561wpt
sp_6959M506Cuba305541okv

Non-caribbeanSpeakers' Calls: table> FileSex Age EdCountryPhone sp_1469617225dng sp_1555912236sox sp_1569915565djs sp_1772305929rjq sp_1851818331ceb sp_1916507287jna sp_1924804979lat sp_1972418650cec sp_2088617536qjj sp_2127305383smo sp_2137212691mdk sp_4019F2418Peru718461agw sp_4053F2916Colombia305432kln sp_4057F3218Venezuela713728nnx sp_4089F2319Spain317388lpc sp_4095703751yai sp_4096F2417Venezuela713350ake sp_4100M x F2316Colombia302453nns sp_4106M305471iom sp_4116F2316Dominican_212923fch sp_4148M23Ecuador708674tnv sp_4352M5618Peru718461agw sp_4358F X N2417Argentina212977agk sp_4400F2612Colombia914576qkx sp_4414M2822Colombia517355qms sp_4422M4112Ecuador305220tdl sp_4427F2417Venezuela305552umf sp_4435F5116Colombia718639pfj sp_4450M x F2712Colombia407624den sp_4462F1712Venezuela305621beg sp_4463M2420Colombia215417nms sp_4466M x F2517Peru713286jcy sp_4468M4212Nicaragua415472tmi sp_4492M x F2419Puerto_Rico703522mev sp_4500M3319Colombia306653vha sp_4524F2617Colombia305591geu sp_5034F2610Colombia507280hon sp_5052M x F2317Colombia305382kog sp_5055F x M2116Peru809273jpf sp_5070F2513Dominican_201817ent sp_5084F3812El_Salvador703780agy sp_5112M x F3420Nicaragua501582ljn sp_5175F2716Colombia813530bbk sp_5258F x M2411Colombia310398lek sp_5316F x M2722Colombia507289wow sp_5340F2012Colombia334272ldd sp_5354F3414El_Salvador507280hon sp_5361F2316Venezuela407344eow sp_5367M346Peru305361bev sp_5418F2216Canada514529hbg sp_5502F1811Honduras409983xfv sp_5558F5712Colombia609882efh sp_5582M239Mexico916546ugd sp_5589M4518Peru512451vfk sp_5607M3020Colombia418523clr sp_5638M1914Chile305557hky sp_5641M x F2716Peru305383rlo sp_5650F3218Mexico818792bmk sp_5685F x M2615Colombia310398lek sp_5704M x F2417Canada514529hbg

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