Transcritpions from Kurdish and Arabic questionnaires

Uploaded: 2023-02-15
Languages: Kurdish (Kurmanji, Bahdini, Sorani, other), Arabic
Collected from: 2012-01-01
Access category: Open
To: 2017-12-31


1) Spreadsheet data comparing phrases in the dialects of Kurdish (transcription). Original audio files are available online 2) Spreadsheet data comparing phrases in the dialects of Arabic (transcription). Please note that the spreadsheets are based on audio files that are not publicly accessible.

Subject keywords: Kurdish dialects, Arabic dialects, Middle Eastern languages
Data types: Written, Spoken - transcript
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), British Academy
Associated AIFL centres: None
License: Non-Commercial Government Licence for public sector information


The spreadsheet data derive from questionnaire elicitation involving translation tasks. Each sample represents one speaker. For Kurdish over 100 locations were covered from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, representing Northern and Central Kurdish (Kurmanji and Sorani) and some Southern Kurdish varieties. For Arabic the dataset covers samples from some fifteen different countries. The data are searchable by location, sample code, English elicitation phrase and target language (Kurdish and Arabic) word forms as well as analytical tags/glosses. Further explanation can be found on the website for Arabic and for Kurdish. Samples of connected speech in Kurdish from semi-structured interviews are also available on the website above.

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