Folk Speach in Russian National Corpus

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow State University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: Vinogradov Russian Language Institute (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameRusskaya Rech’
EditionIssue 4

The number of online information resources on Russian dialectology increases every year. There are dialect dictionaries, interactive dialect maps, speech recordings available on the Internet. This article examines the Corpus of Dialect Texts, a part of the of the Russian National Corpus. Launched in 2005, the Corpus of Dialect Text continually expands to include any Russian dialect texts recorded either in the original area of residense of Russian population or in territories that where settled and migrated to at a later point in time. The corpus includes field recordings, audio and video transcripts, texts from anthologies and compilations, and its collection continues to grow. Presently, the web-site provides free access to texts recorded in 25 areas of Russia. The article presents samples from the Corpus of Dialect Texts specifying the “passport” data of each record, provides details on methatextual and grammatical annotation of texts and describes search functions of the corpus.

One of the primary tasks of the dialect subcorpus has to do with collection of new records and further growth of the Bank of dialect texts. The V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute eagerly seeks to enrich the dialect subsorpus with texts from diverse sources from various regions of Russia and other countries in order to create a representative database readily available to anyone who appreciate the folk word – both linguists and non-linguists.

AcknowledgmentThis research is supported by a grant from Russian Science Foundation, project No. 18-012-00557 «Corpus of dialect texts within the Russian National Corpus: Additions».
Publication date24.09.2019
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