GeWiss is a research project in spoken academic language. It provides a multilingual (German/English/Polish/Italian) corpus of audio recordings and transcriptions of academic communications, as an empirical foundation for comparative research.
To this end, the GeWiss corpus focusses on two main genres of spoken adademic language:
and it explicitly distinguishes between L1 and L2 subcorpora. The corpus is enlarged and developed continuously.
Upon registration, you may go to corpus to
Please note, that in the English version of this web site, only the English language subcorpora are provided. To access the whole corpus, please go to the German version.
In the following document, you can find basic information about the conditions the English language subcorpora were recorded in.