Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE)
VOICE is a computer-readable corpus of English as a lingua franca, one of the main usages of the language. It comprises 1 million words of transcribed spoken ELF from professional, educational and leisure domains and various speech event types. The speakers in the corpus are viewed primarily not as language learners but as speakers in their own right. VOICE was thus conceived to serve as the first general corpus of English as a lingua franca (ELF).
Project leader: Barbara Seidlhofer, University of Vienna
Time of compilation: 2001–2009
Size: 1,023,043 words
Language: English as a lingua franca (ELF)
Number of texts/samples: 151
Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund); OUP (Oxford University Press)
Project home page: http://www.univie.ac.at/voice/
Reference lines and copyright
The recommended citation for VOICE 1.0 Online is:
VOICE. 2009. The Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (version 1.0 online). Director: Barbara Seidlhofer; Researchers: Angelika Breiteneder, Theresa Klimpfinger, Stefan Majewski, Marie-Luise Pitzl. http://voice.univie.ac.at (date of last access).
The short citation for VOICE 1.0 Online is:
VOICE. 2009. The Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (version 1.0 online). http://voice.univie.ac.at (date of last access).
An extensive manual for VOICE Online ('Using VOICE Online’) is available at http://www.univie.ac.at/voice/help.
Detailed information about the corpus (design, structure, statistics, transcription,…) can be found at the project web site.
Angelika Breiteneder, Theresa Klimpfinger, Stefan Majewski, Marie-Luise Pitzl
Ana Babic, Beate Baumgartner, Heike Böhringer, Jelena Djuric, Judith Hafner, Cornelia Hülmbauer, Julia Lichtkoppler, Leopold Lippert, Nicole Lundeen, Elisabeth Oberleitner, Ruth Osimk, Gerhild Silber, Julia Schüller, Kerstin Weber
VOICE 1.0 Online is available as a free-of-charge resource for non-commercial research purposes: http://www.univie.ac.at/voice/page/corpus_availability.
The corpus is stored in a TEI-based XML format and rendered into HTML with a set of XSL Transformation stylesheets for online display.
CoRD Entry submitted on February 8, 2010 by Prof. Dr. Barbara Seidlhofer.
Information for the entry was edited by Barbara Seidlhofer, Angelika Breiteneder, Stefan Majewski, Ruth Osimk and Marie-Luise Pitzl.