How to Cite SEAR?

The SEAR Project team as well as the contributors work hard on the database as well as its continuing development.

If you have used the SEAR Project in any way, please cite all of the publications under "The SEAR Project" and the website

In addition, you should cite the original sources of the datapoints that you have used.

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The SEAR Project:

Tang, Kevin (2015). "Naturalistic Speech Misperception". PhD thesis. University College London. [pdf] [bib]

Tang, K., & Nevins, A. (2014) Measuring Segmental and Lexical Trends in a Corpus of Naturalistic Speech. Proceedings of the 43rd Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. Ed. by H.-L. Huang, E. Poole, and A. Rysling. Vol. 2. GLSA (Graduate Linguistics Student Association), pp. 153–166. [pdf] [bib]

Original Sources:

Bird's datapoints:
Bird, Helen (1998). "Slips of the ear as evidence for the postperceptual priority of grammaticality". In: Linguistics 36.3, pp. 469–516. doi: 10.1515/ling.1998.36.3.469. [bib]

Bond's datapoints:
Bond, Zinny S. (1999). Slips of the ear: Errors in the perception of casual conversation. New York: Academic Press. [bib]

Browman's datapoints:
Browman (1980). "Perceptual processing: Evidence from slips of the ear". In: Errors in Linguistic Performance: Slips of the Tongue, Ear, Pen and Hand. Ed. by V.A. Fromkin. New York: Academic Press, pp. 213–230. [bib]

Labov's datapoints:
Labov (2010). "Natural Misunderstandings". In: Principles of Linguistic Change: Volume 3: Cognitive and Cultural Factors. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Chap. 2, pp. 21–47. [bib]