Until not so long ago, if you wanted a public corpus of alcoholized German speech, you would have been up a creek, so to speak, without a corpus. That situation has changed — as we see (or hear) in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
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This week, Marc Abrahams — with dramatic readings by Jean Berko Gleason — tells about:
- Drunk German speech — “Alcohol Language Corpus. The first public corpus of alcoholized German speech,” Florian Schiel [pictured here], Christian Heinrich, and Sabine Barfüßer, Language Resources and Evaluation, 2011. The authors are based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, in München.
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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