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The speech material recorded in the POLYPHONE project consists of 32 read
items, 14 extemporaneous answers to printed questions, and 4 extemporaneous
answers to questions not printed on the response sheet.
The material to be read consists of the following items:
- 12 numbers (digit strings, natural numbers, guilder amounts,
- 2 city names
- 4 application words (e.g. start, accounts payable, tomorrow, etc.)
- 3 spelled words, designed in such a way that all letters of the alphabet occur
approximately with equal frequency
- 1 date and 1 time
- 4 sentences with an application word
- 5 phonetically rich sentences, designed in such a way that each speaker would
realise all phonemes of Dutch at least once.
The following list of printed questions is asked:
- Is Dutch your native language?
- Did you ever live in another country than the Netherlands?
- Would you volunteer to participate in another study like this one?
- What is your last name?
- What is your house number?
- What is the name of the street you are living?
- What is your postal code?
- In which city do you live?
- In which cities did you grow up?
- Are you a man or a woman?
- What is your age?
- Which code represents your education level?
(1 = primary school, 2 = high school, 3 = college/university)
- Please, say a familiar phone number.
- Please, give your comments about this recording session.
The following unprinted questions are asked:
- Please, spell your name.
- Are you calling from your home phone?
- Are you using a cordless telephone?
- What time is it now?
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