Nils Norman Schiborr

English (ISO 639-3: eng) is a Western Germanic language; the recordings in this corpus feature varieties native to various parts of Great Britian. The Multi-CAST English texts are mainly autobiographical narratives in the form of oral history interviews. Special care has been taken to select recordings with long, uninterrupted stretches of interviewee monologue and minimal interviewer interlocution.

The texts were made available as part of the Freiburg English Dialects corpus (FRED), compiled under the supervision of Bernd Kortmann and Lieselotte Anderwald at the Chair of English Language and Linguistics, Department of English, University of Freiburg. The texts used in Multi-CAST are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public Licence. A detailed description of FRED is available in Hernández (2006).

The first set of texts (kent01, kent02) was recorded in 1975 in Faversham, Kent, by Michael Winstanley, and annotated for Multi-CAST by Nils Schiborr.


Schiborr, Nils Norman. English. In: Haig, Geoffrey and Stefan Schnell. Multi-CAST (Multilingual Corpus of Annotated Spoken Texts), https://lac.uni-koeln.de/multicast-english/, date accessed.