CALLFRIEND Spanish-Caribbean Dialect
|Item Name:||CALLFRIEND Spanish-Caribbean Dialect|
|Author(s):||Alexandra Canavan, George Zipperlen|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC96S57|
|Member Year(s):||1996, 1997|
|Sample Type:||2-channel ulaw|
|Data Source(s):||telephone conversations|
LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
|Online Documentation:||LDC96S57 Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Canavan, Alexandra, and George Zipperlen. CALLFRIEND Spanish-Caribbean Dialect LDC96S57. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1996.|
The CALLFRIEND project supports the development of language identification technology.
The corpus consists of 60 unscripted telephone conversations, lasting between 5-30 minutes. The corpus also includes documentation describing speaker information (sex, age, education, callee telephone number) and call information (channel quality, number of speakers).
For each conversation, both the caller and callee are native speakers of Spanish from Caribbean countries. All calls are domestic and were placed inside the continental United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic.
Conversations were labeled as either "Caribbean" or "non-Caribbean" based on particular attributes in the speech of the participants. Callers in the "Caribbean" and "non-Caribbean" collections of CALLFRIEND Spanish were identified primarily on the basis of consonant quality patterns, specifically, word-final "s."
As of June 7th, 2017 the file 'sp_4379.sph' was replaced to fix an anomoly. All copies downloaded after this date will have the full data.