Corpus of Academic Spoken English (CASE)

CASE is a corpus of Skype conversations between speakers of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) currently being compiled at Trier University of Applied Sciences International students from various European countries (Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, France) and a native speaker component from the UK and the USA. It contains about 200 hours of Skype conversations (video and audio data). The conversations are first encounters; participants converse in an informal, dyadic setting. Topic prompts from a loosely academic and cultural setting are provided to facilitate conversation initiation. Conversations develop naturally and generally last between 30–60 minutes.

Project leader: Stefan Diemer, Trier University of Applied Sciences
Time of compilation: 2012–
Language: English
Number of text/samples: 200–300 texts
Period: 2012–2017
Released: work in progress
Project home page: http://umwelt-campus.de/case

Reference line and copyright

Long citation:

CASE. Forthcoming. Corpus of Academic Spoken English. Stefan Diemer; Marie-Louise Brunner; Caroline Collet; and Selina Schmidt. Birkenfeld: Trier University of Applied Sciences (coordination) / Saarbrücken: Saarland University / Sofia: St Kliment Ohridski University / Forlì: University of Bologna-Forlì / Santiago: University of Santiago de Compostela / Helsinki: Helsinki University & Hanken School of Economics / Birmingham: Birmingham City University / Växjö: Linnaeus University / Lyon: Université Lumière Lyon 2 / Louvain-la-Neuve: Université catholique de Louvain. [http://umwelt-campus.de/case] (date of last access).

Short citation:

CASE. Forthcoming. Corpus of Academic Spoken English. Birkenfeld: Trier University of Applied Sciences. [http://umwelt-campus.de/case] (date of last access).

Single transcript citation:

05HE18FL52. CASE. Forthcoming. Corpus of Academic Spoken English. Birkenfeld: Trier University of Applied Sciences. [http://umwelt-campus.de/case] (date of last access).
(please also cite CASE)

Compilers

Project director: Stefan Diemer (Trier University of Applied Sciences and Saarland University)

Primary Investigators: Marie-Louise Brunner (Trier University of Applied Sciences and Saarland University), Caroline Collet (Trier University of Applied Sciences and Saarland University)

Associated researchers: Selina Schmidt (Birmingham City University), Sebastian Malinowski (Karlstad University)

Partners

Birmingham City University, UK
Boise State University, USA
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki & Vasa, Finland
Helsinki University, Finland
Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Saarland University, Germany
St Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
University of Bologna, Forlì, Italy
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Availability

In preparation. Will be available online.

Technical information

Transcripts and video files will be available.