The interviews all involved subjects (S) being interviewed by a British male (I). To ensure high quality for the speech of the subjects, the microphone was placed close to them.
Some comparison recordings were made of British speakers, in exactly the same recording conditions as for the Singaporeans. If some feature of the speech is claimed to belong to Singapore English, it is useful to know if this feature also occurs in other varieties of English, or if it is unique to Singapore. The recordings of the British speakers should allow this.
|recording conditions||transcription conventions|
|female speakers||male speakers||British female speakers||British male speakers|
|F1 F2 F3||M1 M2 M3||BF1||BM1|
|F4 F5 F6||M4 M5 M6||BF2||BM2|
|F7 F8 F9||M7 M8 M9||BM3|
|F10 F11 F12||M10 M11 M12|
|F13 F14 F15||M13 M14 M15|
|F16 F17 F18|
|F19 F20 F21|
|F22 F23 F24|
|F25 F26 F27|
|F28 F29 F30|
For further details, contact David Deterding or Low Ee Ling.