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This page offers downloadable packages (.tar format) of speech data (.wav format) from nine varieties of English in five different speaking styles. The data are available free of charge, but we ask you to fill in a registration form before downloading. Also, please note our disclaimer.

The data may be used for all academic research and teaching purposes and they may be used as a basis for for M.Phil or PhD dissertations. Approximately 36 hours of speech data are available for download.

Comparable sets of data recorded in Belfast, Bradford (bilingual Punjabi/English speakers), Cambridge, Dublin, Leeds, London, and Newcastle. The data from each variety have been subdivided into separate packages, one for each speaking style :

I. Directly comparable read speech data
You can download packages of read sentences and packages of read texts. Sentences: declaratives, WH-questions, questions without morphosyntactic markers, modal questions, coordination structures. Text: the fairy tale Cinderella. To see the stimuli, click here.

II. Semi-spontaneous speech data
You can download packages containing retold versions of the read texts, produced by the same speakers.

III. Interactive speech
Here, you'll find Map task packages and packages containing free conversations. You can compare these data with read speech data produced by the same speaker.

The Map Task was designed for the purposes of our project. The conversations were produced by single-sex pairs of adolescents talking about smoking. Click here to see the map.


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Conditions of use: The IViE corpus and the associated documentation are copyright information. The speech data and the documentation cannot be copied or distributed in any format unless this paragraph is included. The speech data are available to any interested user, but only for non-commercial use. The UK ESRC and the University of Oxford make no warranty whatsoever in relation to the materials including as to accuracy, quality or fitness for any particular purpose, and accept no liability in relation to the use of the materials or anything associated with such use.
Copyright ©2007 J. Coleman, E.Grabe and G. Kochanski.