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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

SOLC: An Ortological Database Server to Teach Catalan and to Improve its Knowledge

Lluis de Yzaguirre i Maura, Francesca Salva Cerda

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

This is the presentation of the Catalan automated orthoepical dictionary destined to provide an answer to the needs of many linguistic and non-linguistic professionals facing a very plural (and, in many cases, not well defined in relation to the normatives) oral standard. It is mostly focused on the mass media - on account of its major role in the dissemination of a standard language model - since it provides solutions for radio and television announcers, orthology specialists, dubbing actors, multimedia producers, teachers, public speakers or linguistic engineers. The objective is to turn into rules the formulations of the Proposta d'Estandard Oral de la Llengua Catalana de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans [the Catalan Language Oral Standard Proposal of the Institute for Catalan Studies, IEC], which is the proper and recognized authority by all universities and professionals. These rules will make this proposition more systematic, although with some interpretative gaps for the time being.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yzaguirre i Maura, Lluis de / Cerda, Francesca Salva (2003): "SOLC: an ortological database server to teach Catalan and to improve its knowledge", In ICPhS-15, 2107-2110.