Accession Number : AD0763784

Title :   American English Orthographic-Phonemic Dictionary.

Descriptive Note : Scientific interim rept.,

Corporate Author : SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH LAB INC SANTA BARBARA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shoup,June E.

Report Date : 11 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The phonetic dictionary is comprised of entries containing a single word spelled in standard American English orthography (referred to as simply orthography throughout the text), broad phonetic characterization(s) of the word and code(s) denoting the word's possible grammatical functions. The phonetic transcriptions were entered by native speakers of American English and include colloquial as well as canonical pronunciations of the words. Base forms were entered by human editors and grammatically marked. A computer program was then used to generate the regularly inflected forms of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Human editors then again proof-read, largely to delete absurd entries which were not properly inflected. The dictionary is alphabetized on the basis of the orthographic portion which forms the header or key for each entry. Actual inflected forms are incorporated into the dictionary to make it more useful to institutions having mini-computers. Such computers usually cannot use the dictionary and generate the forms within a single program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DICTIONARIES, *PHONETICS), (*ENGLISH LANGUAGE, DICTIONARIES), DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE