French Oral Narrative

Description: This projects aims to create a transcribed and annotated corpus of contemporary French oral storytelling in collaboration with the ‘Conservatoire de littérature orale’ in Vendôme. Dr Janice Carruthers from Queen’s University Belfast has been running this project for several years during which she has commissioned bespoke training, specialised conversion and visualization scripts, and general consultation from Dr James Cummings at IT Services. The project was funded by the British Academy and the AHRC and will be deposited in the Oxford Text Archive. The corpus contains a wide variety of types of conte by a range of contemporary conteurs/ses, and is annotated using TEI XML to encode a range of stylistic and syntactic features. I converted the original TEI P4 XML to the latest TEI P5 XML digital text standard and generating both HTML and PDF outputs for ingest into the Oxford Text Archive.

In collaboration with: Dr Janice Carruthers (Queen’s University Belfast)

My work: I have provided a variety of consultation for this project over the years, ranging from training to bespoke programming, advice, and at the end the migration of TEI P4 XML to TEI P5 XML and generation of presentationally marked-up HTML and PDF outputs for ingest into the Oxford Text Archive.

Resources: This project was funded by the British Academy and AHRC. We only used a handful or so of development days, most of the project was about assembling and encoding the corpus.

Dates: This project ran from 2005 – 2013

Current Status: This project is completed.

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