Download Page for the IViE corpus
ESRC Grant R000237145 'Intonation in the British Isles'
Download Page Copyright©2001 E. Grabe and A. Slater, Phonetics Laboratory, University of Oxford.
Please quote the IViE corpus as follows:
Grabe, E., Post, B. and Nolan, F. (2001).
The IViE Corpus. Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge. http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/IViE.
- This page offers downloadable packages (.tar.gz 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
- 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
- Comparable sets of data recorded in Belfast,
Bradford (bilingual Punjabi/English speakers), Cambridge, Cardiff
(bilingual Welsh-English speakers), Dublin, Liverpool, 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. For
coding of files by speaker, download our
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.
Please fill in the form below, read the conditions of use, and click
I accept. You will be taken to the download page.