The Budapest Sociolinguistic Interview (BSI)

  1. 1. Tamás Váradi

    Department of Sociolinguistics - Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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The Budapest Sociolinguistic Interview (BSI) project is a long-term sociolinguistic project aiming to provide solid empirical data about the varieties of Hungarian spoken in Budapest. About 250-300 hours of tape recorded data was collected in a carefully compiled sociolinguistic interview which was administered to a 250 strong representative sample of Budapest speakers. The research topics spanned phonetics/phonological to lexical questions and were investigated with the help of a battery of tasks ranging from oral sentence completion, reading at normal and fast speed to at least half an hour of guided conversations.
The tape recording of one complete interview has recently been digitized and a sample CD has been prepared which includes a common HTML graphical interface to the transcript and the sound files. The talk will give an overview of how such a huge body of heterogeneous data was processed to provide access to it through a multimedia hypertext representation.

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Conference Info

In review

"Virtual Communities"

Hosted at Debreceni Egyetem (University of Debrecen) (Lajos Kossuth University)

Debrecen, Hungary

July 5, 1998 - July 10, 1998

109 works by 129 authors indexed

Series: ACH/ALLC (10), ACH/ICCH (18), ALLC/EADH (25)

Organizers: ACH, ALLC

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  • Language: English
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