We are in the process of equipping a speech science laboratory with ultrasound capability and speaker comparison software to support forensic phonetic work.
We have a wide range of linguistic corpora including, but not limited to, the following:
In addition, we have numerous specially-constructed and annotated corpora compiled in the department, including the Early Modern English Discourse Presentation Corpus, the Early Modern English Modality Corpus and the HUM (Huddersfield-Utrecht-Middelburg) Corpus of fiction.
We also have a range of licensed software available for corpus linguistic analysis. Currently this includes the following:
Our Modern Languages Centre comprises two specialist PC labs with Sanako language-learning software and digital satellite TV, providing access to stations worldwide. The Centre is also well-stocked with dictionaries, magazines and newspapers, reference books and audio-visual aids in a multitude of languages.
In addition to the above resources, we are also working with colleagues in the School of Computing and Engineering on the development of software for stylistic analysis utilising Text World Theory. Worldbuilder is a tool for annotating and visualising text worlds in discourse. We are currently finalising a prototype.