The aim of the NECTE project was to
enhance, improve access to, and promote re-use of two pre-existing
corpora by amalgamating them into a single, Text Encoding Initiative
(TEI)-conformant electronic corpus. The pre-existing corpora on
which NECTE is based were both collected in the Tyneside region of
North-East England, which is centred on Newcastle upon Tyne on the
northern side of the river Tyne and Gateshead on the southern.
more recent of the two was created between 1991 and 1994 by
the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded
Phonological Variation and Change in
Contemporary Spoken English (PVC) project (R000234892) undertaken by
Gerard Docherty, James Milroy, Lesley Milroy (Principal
Investigator) and associates, all of the University of Newcastle,
and the earlier in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the Social
Science Research Council (SSRC; now ESRC)-funded
Survey (TLS), conducted Barbara Strang (Principal Investigator),
John Pellowe, and associates, all again of Newcastle University.
the TLS and PVC materials rests with the data controllers
(principal and co-investigators) who originally produced them,
as detailed above. Copyright for the NECTE amalgamation of TLS
and PVC is retained by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
project's procedures for creation and dissemination of its
corpus comply with the United
Kingdom's Data Protection Act of 1998. For further details see
Compliance Statement of NECTE (The Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English) with the
United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998.
This website gives an
overview of the NECTE project by, firstly, describing the
TLS and PVC corpora on which it is based, and then going on to a
detailed account of what NECTE did with them.