Engaging users of Scottish online language resources

Anderson, W. and Hough, C. (2016) Engaging users of Scottish online language resources. In: Corrigan, K. P. and Mearns, A. (eds.) Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora: Databases for Public Engagement. Palgrave, pp. 69-97. ISBN 9781137386441 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-38645-8_3)

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This chapter presents an overview of some of the recent language and linguistics projects which have been developed at the University of Glasgow, and focuses in particular on the ways in which these projects have engaged with a wide community of users at different stages of resource creation and completion. The main projects discussed are the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech, its sister resource, the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing, Scots Words and Place-names, and Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus. We draw out a number of themes which emerged in the creation and exploitation of these resources and others like them. These include: establishing and maintaining contact with users, supporting users in resource exploitation, including through metadata provision, and sustaining resources.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hough, Professor Carole and Anderson, Professor Wendy
Authors: Anderson, W., and Hough, C.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
362641SCOTS - Scottish Corpus of Text and SpeechJohn CorbettThe Arts & Humanities Research Board (AHRB-POST)17387/1CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE
440881The corpus of modern Scottish writing (1700-1945)John CorbettArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/E00184X/1CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE
568011Scots words and place-names.Carole HoughJoint Information Systems Committee (JISC)Strand BCRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE
547001Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English DictionaryWendy AndersonArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/I02266X/1CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE