Actually in contemporary British speech: Data from the Spoken BNC corpora




DOI: 10.18710/A3SATC
Creator: Sönning, Lukas  ; Krug, Manfred  
Faculty/Professorship: English and Historical Linguistics  
Publisher Information: DataverseNO
Year of publication: 2021
Abstract: This dataset contains tabular files with information about the usage of "actually" in contemporary British speech. We draw on two spoken corpora: (i) The demographically sampled part of the Spoken BNC1994 (Crowdy 1995) and (ii) the Spoken BNC2014 (Love et al. 2017). For both corpora, we list the usage rate observed for each speaker (total number of words produced, number of actually tokens, normalized frequency of actually expressed as per million words), along with information about the sex and age of the informant. In total, the dataset includes n = 1,408 speakers (Spoken BNC1994DS) and n = 668 speakers (Spoken BNC2014). For each corpus, we offer data tables with additional speaker meta-data. For a subset of the Spoken BNC1994DS (speakers with available information on gender and age; n = 886 speakers; n = 2,688 tokens), we also report on the position of actually in the clause (initial, medial, final), which was annotated manually. Related publication: Sönning, Lukas & Manfred Krug. 2022. Comparing study designs and down-sampling strategies in corpus analysis: The importance of speaker metadata in the BNCs of 1994 and 2014. In Ole Schützler & Julia Schlüter (eds.), Data and methods in corpus linguistics: Comparative approaches, 127-159. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108589314.006
Language(s): English
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Relation:: uniba/54062
Type: Dataset
Keywords: actually
grammaticalization
pragmaticalization
BNC
British National Corpus
corpus data
spoken
frequency
position
discourse marker
English
British English
GND Keywords: Grammatikalisation; Pragmatik; Korpus <Linguistik>; Englisch; British National Corpus
DDC Classification: 420 English  
Format: text/csv
text/html
Version: V1