research data . Dataset . 2021

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

S��nning, Lukas; Krug, Manfred;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: DataverseNO
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 w...
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free text keywords: Arts and Humanities, actually, grammaticalization, pragmaticalization, BNC, corpus data, spoken, frequency, position, discourse marker, English, British English
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