CORAAL Supplements

CORAAL Supplements highlight newly available recordings and selections from larger datasets important to the field of sociolinguistics prepared and curated by the CORAAL team. The first CORAAL Supplment represents important data in the study of prosody and intonation, DC1966, recordings from Bengt Loman's (1967) Conversations in a Negro American Dialect. The sample of recordings, which were made available with the publication of book by the Center for Applied Linguistics, includes 11 samples totaling approximately 23:30. More information about the DC1966 supplement, including recording and speaker information, as well as a download link, can be found here.

Coming soon are recordings from Elaine Tarone's (1972) dissertation fieldwork in Seattle, Washington, investigating the intonation patterns of African American and European American speakers from Seattle.

For other data resources, please visit ORAAL Resources External Data Sources. This list brings together contextualized links to other data readily available from other resources, such as oral histories and other digitized datasets.


Seattle 1972 (Elaine Tarone Tapes)

This collection consists of several recordings from Dr. Elaine Tarone's (1972) dissertation fieldwork, where she recorded groups of white and black speakers from Seattle to investigate intonation patterns. These recorded were digitized by members of the Linguistics Lab at NC State University in 2017, and will be available exclusively here.

Tarone, Elaine. 1972. Aspects of intonation in vernacular White and Black English speech. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Washington. <https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED091923>

Tarone, Elaine. 1973. Aspects of intonation in Black English. American Speech 48.1/2: 29-36.

Coming soon to ORAAL! For more information on the recordings from the CORAAL team, please visit CORAAL Seattle 1972.

Washington DC 1966 (Bengt Loman Tapes)

The first CORAAL Supplment represents important data in the study of prosody and intonation, DC1966, recordings from Bengt Loman's (1967) Conversations in a Negro American Dialect. The sample of recordings, which were made available by Loman at the release of his edited volume by the Center for Applied Linguistics, includes 11 samples totaling approximately 23:30.The digitized tape is from Walt Wolfram's collection, and is available exclusively here!

Loman, Bengt. 1967a. Conversations in a Negro American Dialect. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics. <https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED013455>

Loman, Bengt. 1967b. Intonation patterns in a Negro American dialect: A preliminary report. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics. Unpublished manuscript.

Available now! For more information about the recording subset and downloads, please visit CORAAL Washington DC 1966!

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CRF, July 2020