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Data from 'The dative alternation revisited: fresh insights from contemporary British spoken data'

posted on 30.07.2019, 17:07 by Gard Jenset, Barbara McGillivray

Dataset created by Gard Jenset, Barbara McGillivray, and Michael Rundell for the study published in Jenset et al. (2018).

It is derived from an early sample of the Spoken BNC2014 corpus of Spoken British English (Love et al. 2017) available at https://cqpweb.lancs.ac.uk/bnc2014spoken.


Jenset GB, McGillivray B, Rundell M. (2018) The English dative alternation revisited: Fresh insights from contemporary British spoken data. In: Brezina V, Love R, Aijmer K, editors. Corpus approaches to contemporary British speech: Sociolinguistic studies of the spoken BNC2014. London: Routledge; 2018. pp. 185–207.

Love, R., Dembry, C., Hardie, A., Brezina, V., & McEnery, T. (2017). The Spoken BNC2014: Designing and building a spoken corpus of everyday conversations. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3), 319-344. DOI: 10.1075/ijcl.22.3.02lov

We release the following files:

- Dataset: BNCspoken2014_dative_dataset_v1.csv

- Supporting files:

- animacy_recipient.txt (see r_cleaning_data_script.rmd for details)

- combine_data.py (Python script)

- r_cleaning_data_script.rmd (R script)

This dataset is described in the following article:
Jenset, G.B. and McGillivray, B., 2019. Data from ‘The Dative Alternation Revisited: Fresh Insights from Contemporary British Spoken Data’. Journal of Open Humanities Data, 5(1), p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/johd.11
Please cite the article DOI (http://doi.org/10.5334/johd.11) as well as the dataset DOI (10.6084/m9.figshare.7353164.v6) whenever using the dataset.