Faculty Award: Michael Newman, Bill Haddican, Cece Cutler, and Christina Tortora

October 9, 2014

Michael Newman, Bill Haddican, Cece Cutler, and Christina Tortora have been awarded a CUNY Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (CIRG21) to support their joint research, entitled A Corpus of New York City English (CoNYCE).""

Michael Newman, Bill Haddican, Cece Cutler, and Christina Tortora have been awarded a CUNY Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (CIRG21) to support their joint research, entitled A Corpus of New York City English (CoNYCE)."

CoNYCE is an in-progress project that aims to further the study of New York City English-namely, the varieties of English particular to New York City and the surrounding region-through the development and use of an innovative audio-aligned and parsed corpus of New Yorkers' speech.

The ultimate goal of the project is to combine recent advances in speech corpus development tools with the special talents and backgrounds of CUNY undergraduates to create a database that will be a resource for researchers in all areas of linguistics. An additional goal is to provide valuable research experience for CUNY undergraduates.

The CIRG21 project period is September 30, 2014, to September 30, 2015."