Welcome to the Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (DECTE), a corpus of dialect speech from the Tyneside area of North-East England.
DECTE is an amalgamation of the existing Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE) created between 2001 and 2005 (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/necte), and NECTE2, a collection of interviews conducted in the Tyneside area since 2007. It thereby constitutes a rare example of a publicly available on-line corpus presenting dialect material spanning five decades.
The present website is designed for research use. DECTE also, however, includes an interactive website, The Talk of the Toon, which integrates topics and narratives of regional cultural significance in the corpus with relevant still and moving images, and which is designed primarily for use in schools and museums and by the general public.