ACWME is available free of charge for use by individuals or groups who have a bona fide interest in researching linguistic variation and not for profit. Individuals and groups may include:
The ACWME corpus comprises a data base of sound recordings, accompanying transcriptions and contextual notes of performances, interviews with performers, members of the audience and local and national celebrities between 2009 and 2012 made in: Birmingham, The Black Country; Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Transcription conventions used can be found here
A separate zip file for each of the six regions (with an additional one for Birmingham) includes:
EXMARaLDA stands for "Extensible Markup Language for Discourse Annotation” developed by the University of Hamburg.
Key advantages of EXMARaLDA are:
Each zip file is accompanied with a file containing biographical information and additional information about EXMARaLDA.
The ACWME corpus can be accessed by completing the access form.
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