15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


ADABA - Aussprachedatenbank Deutsch. The Pronounciation Database of the National Standard Varieties of German

Rudolf Muhr

Karl-Franzens University, Austria

This paper gives a comprehensive report on major the results of the ongoing project "Varieties of Austrian German - Standard pronunciation and varieties of standard pronunciation" which started in January 2001 and will be finished in 2004. It is financed by the research fund of the Austrian national bank and supported by the national Austrian broadcasting corporation ORF. One of the major results is the ADABA database which contains the pronunciation of a corpus of 13.500 phonetically rich words spoken by six model speakers coming from Austria, Germany and Switzerland totalling 81.000 single words. The project, the database and the ADABA-Transcriber which has also been developed in the course of the project will be presented in detail and an outline of its possible use for phonetic research will be given. The acronym ADABA stands for: AUSSPRACHE-DATENBANK-AUSTRIA (Pronunciation-Database-Austria.)

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Bibliographic reference.  Muhr, Rudolf (2003): "ADABA - Aussprachedatenbank Deutsch. the pronounciation database of the national standard varieties of German", In ICPhS-15, 1153-1156.