TED Translanguage English Database

Full Official Name: TED Translanguage English Database
Submission date: Jan. 24, 2014, 4:31 p.m.

The Translanguage English Database (TED) is a corpus of recordings made of oral presentations at Eurospeech'93 in Berlin. The corpus name derives from the high percentage of oral presentations given in English by non-native speakers of English. Two hundred twenty-four (224) oral presentations at the conference were successfully recorded, providing a total of about 75 hours of speech material. These recordings provide a large number of presenters, speaking multiple variants of English, over a relatively large amount of time (15 minutes for each presentation + 5 minutes of discussion), on a specific topic. This release of TED (6 CDROMs) includes 188 speeches, without the ensuing discussion periods. This database was produced with the support of ELSNET. Associated text materials consist of ASCII versions of over 400 proceedings papers and oral preparations that were supplied by the authors, as well as, 250 speaker questionnaires.

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