The Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE). and the ethical and legal consequences. of linguistic archaeology. AHRB project code: RE11776. NECTE aims and objectives.
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and the ethical
of linguistic archaeology
“An Act to make new provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use, or disclosure of such information.”
--16 July 1998
Banking services, police, employers, marketers, medical personnel, academic researchers who use “human data subjects”
Data controllers: Principal and co-principal investigators of grants.
Data processors: data managers, data handlers, data “miners”, research assistants.Data controllers and data processors: Examples
“personal data”, i.e.:
“data which relate to a living individual who can be identified from those data”
TYNESIDE LINGUISTIC SURVEY
Most people who live on Tyneside take a pride in the local dialect[...]That is what this enquiry is concerned with[...] I shall call on you in the near future. I should be very grateful if you and the other members of your household would each give me about ten minutes of your time. I should like you to talk and to answer a few questions. The results of the survey will in due course be published, but no resident who has helped by talking in this way will be referred to in such a way that they could be identified.
Barbara Strang, Professor of English Language
& General Linguistics
The University, Newcastle upon Tyne
TLS/G54 .. Well, I—I’m-- I'm against both sides, tell you the truth.
TLS/G54 I- I'll tell you the truth, they can please theirself if they hear it or not, whoever hears the tape recorder it doesn’t worry me at all. I always speak my mind.
Interviewer: Could you tell us first of all, where you were born please? To start at the beginning.
Interviewer: Whereabouts please?
TLS/G11Here in Valley Drive…
TLS/G11a Low Fell.
Interviewer: where did you go to school?
TLS/G11 I went to Central High first, and then Westfield in Kenton.
TLS/G12 How I like to spend my-- Spend my spare time shopping.
TLS/G12 I don’t do anything apart from that, because I haven’t got the best of health.
TLS/G52 well with Jimmy not having any mother... but never mind. The drink got him. It-- it-- it-- it ruined him.
Voter party registration
Interviewer: Em this is eh another question you don’t have to answer if you don’t want, because some people don’t. Eh which way do you vote?
Interviewer: Yes. Eh have you always voted the same way?
TLS/G211: Uh huh.
Interviewer: Yes. And do you eh—do you always bother to vote, you know in-- in general and local—local elections?TLS/G211: Oh yes.