Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED)

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The primary aim of compiling FRED is to provide a sound database that helps strengthen research on morpho-syntactic variation in the British Isles. FRED is being compiled by a research team under supervision of Professor Bernd Kortmann at the University of Freiburg, receiving major funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG grant KO-1181/1,2) during the period 2000 through 2005. English dialects in a more narrow sense therefore are in the focus of interest, but the so-called Celtic Englishes (i.e. Irish, Welsh and Scottish English, including their regional varieties) are considered as well.


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