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INTAS II

 
International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientist from the Indipendent States of the Former Soviet Union
 
Final report: January 2001
PROJECT NR. 98-1705
 
Sound archives on the world wide web
 
With Sound Recordings From
 
Saint-Petersburg Collections

Saint-Petersburg/Groningen

January 2001


1.       TITLE, REFERENCE NUMBER

Sound Archives on the World Wide Web:

Making Sound Recordings from Saint‑Petersburg Collections available for Phonetic and Ethno­linguistic Research

INTAS reference number: 1998 - 1705

Co-ordinator: T. de Graaf

Period of time: 1 Jan. 1999 - 1 Jan. 2001

2.     RESEARCH

2.1.   Scientific Objectives

  • Construction of a database, which includes texts, the sound material itself, its archival attribution, and related commen­taries. As new research material use is made of recordings made in the first half of this century in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia (Russian dialects, Nenets, Komi).
  • Input into the database of the materials from collections of the Sound Archives of the Pushkinsky Dom, the collection of recordings of the Department of Phonetics, the Department of Russian Literature (St. Petersburg University) and other archives. 
  • Making the database accessible on the World Wide Web, by implementing a dedicated Web-server at the Department of Phonetics of Saint-Petersburg University. In this way scholars around the world (linguists, phoneticians, ethnologists, musicologists, folklo­rists) will get access to the material from the St. Petersburg Sound Archives (Phono­gram Archive). 
  • Implementation of a linguistic analysis of the sound material and texts. 
  • An important feature of this project is that we make unique old sound recordings available to the global scientific community via the World Wide Web after copying them from wax cylinders, celluloid discs and magnetic tapes onto modern durable sound carriers (CD-ROM), using a special device, created for such purposes in Vienna.


2.2.  Research Activities

Since the last periodic report many new recordings  have been added to the database, those of Russian fairy tales, funeral lamentations, recorded in the Archangelsk region.  The input,  analysis and description of newly added Komi and  Nenets recordings have been performed. The phonetic/linguistic analysis resulted in new data added to the fields of the acoustic database. The work on cataloguing  continued with the existing collections of recordings made in the North of Russia (Pinega, Mesen and Lesukonsky regions of the Arkhangelsk region, Ust' Tsilma and Udor of the Komi Republic) from 1916 to 1982. In general, research activities have been carried out in accordance with those described in the work programme of the INTAS co-operation agreement. All the research teams worked in close contact with each other. Their individual contributions are described in Annex 1.

As a result the primary objectives have successfully been fulfilled:the construction of a database, which includes texts in the orthographic form and transcription, the sound material proper, its archival attribution, and related commentaries based on linguistic-phonetic analysis of the material and the construction of the Web site “Sound Archives on the World Wide Web with Sound Recordings From Saint-Petersburg Collections” with an Internet-accessible interface to the data. The acoustic database  includes not only information on the sound materials, but also examples of the sound files in digital form (recorded texts) as well as a number of tools for searching the database intelligently. Recordings  from the Sound Archive of  the Institute of the Russian Literature (Pushkinsky Dom) and   Syktyvkar University on the Komi and Nenets made in the first half of this century as well as those made in the Archangelsk region of Russia, have been used as research tools.

In co-operation with the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, the Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkinsky Dom) has carried out the copying activities of the material from discs and old tapes onto modern durable sound carriers. This database has been continuously supplied with new materials from collections of the Sound Archive of the Pushkinsky Dom, the collection of recordings of the Department of Phonetics, the Department of Russian Literature (St. Petersburg University), and the Sound Archive of the University of Syktyvkar (Komi Republic).  The acoustic database has been made accessible on the World Wide Web and can be found on the Internet at http://www.speech.nw.ru/phonetics/homepage.html. A dedicated Web-server at the Department of Philology of Saint-Petersburg University has been implemented for this purpose. Thus scholars around the world (linguists, phoneticians, ethnologists, musicologists, folklorists) have got access to the materials of the St. Petersburg Sound Archive and other sound archives. Texts, sound and various related commentaries are now available to the global scientific community via the World Wide Web.

A linguistic-phonetic analysis of the sound material and texts has been performed. The inner structure of the material in the database was developed. Fields of the database contain valuable information about the research material and description of research results: general commentaries and commentaries on the texts, phonetical and dialectological aspects present the scope of material and data which can be used for further research and analysis. Texts in the Komi and Nenets languages are provided with a Russian translation. The transcriptions of all the texts are based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The use of a universal transcription system makes the material available for experts in Finno-Ugric and Russian languages in various countries all over the world. Linguistic comparisons have been made of the material recorded over the time span of several decades, which make it possible to draw valuable conclusions about the development of the languages in contact: the influence of the Russian language on minor languages (such as Nenets) and the influence of Nenets and Komi on the Russian dialects spoken in the areas of the compact settlement of Komi, Nenets and Russian speakers. 

With the INTAS funding the Department of Phonetics and the Sound Archive of the Pushkinsky Dom have acquired modern computer equipment and professional recording devices, which have been used in this project. To make old recordings available for other scholars, the recordings made on wax cylinders and discs have been transferred onto modern sound carriers with the help of a special device, which was constructed for this purpose thanks to the earlier INTAS funding (1996-1998) as a result of collaboration between the Sound Archive of the Academy of Sciences in Vienna (under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Schüller) and British engineers from the BBC.
Recordings of speakers in the Arkhangelsk region, made on phonographic cylinders at the beginning of the 20th century and recordings of dialectal and literary speech made in later time with the help of modern recording technique have been used as research material. Recordings of the Nenets and Komi languages, made at the same time in that region have also been investigated. Different genres and speech styles have been recorded: funeral lamentations, fairy tales, read texts, spoken monologues and dialogues etc.

The research has been fulfilled according to a plan containing following steps:

  1. Setting-up of a catalogue of existing recordings (total recording time of  about 5000 hours) with a description of the cylinders; 
  2. Setting-up of a web site of the audio database "Sound Archives of the Pushkinsky Dom"  (See under www.speech.nw.ru/phonetics/homepage.html
  3. Selection of material that represents the different languages (Komi, Nenets and Russian) and selection of genres  for the web site [the total recording time is about 4 hours];
  4. Elaboration of a system for the input and required treatment of the sound files; 
  5. The database has been adapted for the use on the World Wide Web; 
  6. Continuous supply of the database with new digitalized material; 
  7. Input of recordings of modern pronunciation of the Arkhangelsk region and samples of genressimilar to the old recordings into the database; 
  8. In put of recordings, representing two variants of standard Russian pronunciation into the database;
  9. Linguistic-phonetic analysis of all  material on Russian, Komi and Nenets and its integration into the   corresponding fields of the Database.

Thus, the text part of the web-catalogue was increased by new large collections and their descriptions [the total number is more than 2 , 500 recordings]. The acoustic database was enlarged by new sound recordings from the Arkhangelsk region (Russian, Nenets, Komi) and standard Russian speech with the correspondent files of description.

2.3.  Scientific Results

For a number of years the attempts of many research teams in the world have been directed towards the creation of large speech corpora. As a rule, they represent recordings made in the last few years in order to resolve theoretical and practical tasks. At the same time in various European sound archives, databases for information on archival sound recordings are now being created. The advantages of the database created in the fulfilled  project are the following:

  1. Modern computer methods for the organization, storage, description of and access to the archival materials have been used and made available through the World Wide Web;
  2. The organization of the sound material and its description are in accordance with its specific requirements (depending on the genre of the material: whether it is a tale, a prayer, or phonetically representative text) and are useful for experts in various fields of social sciences (linguistics, phonetics, ethnology, folklore research etc.);
  3. The unique sound material (which was not accessible before), recordings of Finno-Ugric languages and some Russian dialects as well as recordings of modern pronunciation, are offered to the scientists of many countries who have access to the INTERNET.

 
All the tasks set in the project have successfully been fulfilled: We have developed an acoustic database of Russian, Komi and Nenets recordings. It includes Russian, Komi and Nenets texts in the orthographic form and transcription, the sound material proper and its archival attribution, related commentaries based on linguistic-phonetic analysis of the material;  a catalogue of recordings from the Institute of the Russian literature has been made available on the Internet. The web site “Sound Archives in the World Wide Web with Sound Recordings from St. Petersburg Collections” has an interface where you can register yourself and get immediate (free) access to the recordings.

The internet address of the catalogue of collections of the Sound Archive of the Russian Literature is:http://www.speech.nw.ru/phonetics/homepage.html.

We discussed the research results at several meetings in St. Petersburg, Vienna and Groningen. We have reported about this project at various congresses (including theXIVth ICPhS'99 in San Francisco) and we presented the results in a number of publications, conference proceedings, and collections of articles. The following papers were prepared and reported at the conferences:
 
Liya Bondarko, Pavel Skrelin, Nina Volskaya, Tatiana Sherstinova (1998):
Introduction of Audio Recordings from St. Petersburg Record Library on the Internet. In: Proceedings of the All-Russian Scientific Conference "Internet and Modern Society". St. Petersburg State University. December 8-11, 1998, p. 34.

L. V. Bondarko: Languages in Contact: Phonetic Aspects. International Conference on Language Contact. Groningen, the Netherlands, 1999, pp. 55 - 67. 

L.V. Bondarko, N.B. Volskaya, P.A. Skrelin, T.Y. Sherstinova, A.Y. Kastrov. "Conception and Structure of the web site   "Catalogue of Recordings of St. Petersburg Collection" in the First Conference "Digital Libraries: Perspective Methods and Techniques, Digital Collections - 99" ( St. Petersburg State University, October 1999 ) (in Russian).

Liya V.Bondarko and Pavel Skrelin: Contribution on the INTAS project. at the All-Russian Seminar "International Cooperation in the Field of Science and Education: Aspects of Information Exchange" St. Petersburg, June 1999.
 
Liya V.Bondarko : Contribution at  the International Conference, dedicated to the 275th anniversary of St. Petersburg University.
 
Liya V.Bondarko and Tjeerd de Graaf: Language Contact and Sound Archives in Russia. Proceedings of the XIVth Intenational Congress of Phonetic Sciences. San-Francisco, USA. 1-7 August 1999.

L.V. Bondarko,  N.B. Volskaya, Skrelin P.A., Tananayko S.O., Sherstinova T.Y. (2000) The Use of New Speech Technology in the Study of the Sound Change. Proceedings on the International Conference Przemiany fonetyki Slowianskiej w latach 1944-2000”, Torun, Polska, 26-27.02, 2000. (“The Phonetic Changes in Slavonic Languages in the 1944-2000” Toruñ, Poland in February 26-27, 2000).

L.V. Bondarko, N.B. Volskaya, P.A. Skrelin, T.Y. Sherstinova, A.Y. Kastrov (2000): Digital Sound Collections on the Internet. In: Volume 1. CD-ROM of Proceedings of The International Conference “Management of the Digital Resources of the Libraries” Moscow, Russian State Library, 18-19 April 2000.

T. de Graaf:  "Scientific Links between Russia and the Netherlands: A Study of the Languages and Cultures of Russia". International Conference on 'The Netherlands and the Russian North", Arkhangelsk, 25-28 October 1999.

T. de Graaf: A contribution at the International Conference, dedicated to the 275th anniversary of St. Petersburg University.

V.Kuznetsov & T.Sherstinova: Phonetic Database of the Russian Speech Variability. Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. San-Francisco, USA , 1-7 August 1999.

Pavel A. Skrelin, Andrey O. Talanov:  "Sound Databases in the Phonetic Studies" Proceedings of the  XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. San-Francisco, USA. 1-7 August 1999.

P.Skrelin. "Sound Databases in the Study of the Interference between Languages" - Conference Languages in Contact. Groningen, 1999, pp.305-311.

Pavel A.Skrelin "Sound Databases in the Study of the Interference between Languages". Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Contact. Groningen, the Netherlands, November 1999.

P.A.Skrelin, T.Y.Sherstinova. "Project "Regional Variants of Russian Speech in the WWW" as a Model of interactive Database for Philological Studies" - Proceedings of the conference 'Internet and Modern Society', 29.11-3.12.1999, St. Petersburg  (in Russian)

Volskaya Ekaterina G. & Svetlana O.Tananayko (1998): Phonetic features of Northern Russian Funeral Lamentations. Bulletin of the Phonetic Fund of the Russian Language (compiled by A.Yu.Kastrov, Yu.I.Marchenko). St.Petersburg –Bochum (Germany), 1998. Annex N7, 86-96. 

T. Sherstinova & P. Skrelin (2000) Models of Russian Text Speech Interactive Databases for Supporting of Scientific, Practical and Cultural Researches.  Proceedings of II International Scientific Conference LREC-2000 (Language Resources and Evaluation), May 31 – June 2, Athens, 2000, pp. 185-189.

L.Vasilyeva, S.O.Tananayko, L.P Shcherbakova: The Application of Linguistic Databases in the Computer Assisted Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language. Proceedings of the All-Russian Conference (RAPR'AL'2000) "Russian on the Eve of the New Millenium". St. Petersburg, 26-27 October 2000 

N.B.Volskaya: "Phonetic aspects of Russian loan words in Komi"  (this article based on the results of the investigation has been  prepared for publication. It is also available on the Internet site of the current project).

 
Most project participants will contribute to the jubilee conference "100 Years Experimental Phonetics in Russia", which will be held from 1 to 4 February 2001 at St. Petersburg University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Output

 

 

published

 

 

in press

 

/accepted

 

 

submitted

 

 

in

 

preparation

 

 

 

 

Paper in an International Journal

 

1 E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 E

 

 

 

Paper in a National Journal

 

 

1 R

 

 

 

 

 

1 E

 

 

2 E

 

 

 

 

Abstract in proceedings of a conference

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

2 E

 

 

 

Book, Monograph

 

 

1 E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 E

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Report

 

 

2 E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 E

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis (MSc, PhD, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 E/R

 

 

 

 

 

Patent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oral Presentation, Public Lecture

 

 

10 E

 

5 R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.4. Applications

The acoustic database with its whole scope of multimedia information can be used as a source of information in various fields of research. It is an example of new technologies (reconstruction and preservation of sound material and its presentation on the Internet) which can be used in archives and elsewhere, e.g. for educational purposes. The web site “Sound Archives on the World Wide Web with Sound Recordings From St. Petersburg Collections”  with an Internet-accessible interface to the data  makes the presented material easily available to the scientific community.

This project has led to the following new research proposals for PhD student at the Department of Phonetcs of St. Petersburg University:

a) The Interaction between the Russian and the Komi Languages on the Phonetic Level;

b) Two Languages or Two Dialects? (on the material of the Mari Language)

c) Acoustical Characteristics of the Sounds in the Mordvin languages


In Groningen a new PhD project with the title “Language contacts in the Russian North” has started in November 2000. It will also make use of the results obtained in this project.


The acoustic database with its material and all the information on the development of languages in the situation of language contact can also be used  in teaching students of language and linguistcs and to inform the representatives of minority groups on the language and culture of their heritage.

3.     MANAGEMENT

3.1.  Meetings and visits

St. Petersburg, February 1999.

The International Conference, dedicated to the 275th anniversary of St.Petersburg University. Contribution  by  Liya V.Bondarko.

St. Petersburg, June 1999.

All-Russian[MB1]   Seminar "International Cooperation in the Field of Science and Education: Aspects of Information Exchange". Participation  of Liya V.Bondarko and Pavel Skrelin and a contribution on the INTAS project.

USA. 1-7 August 1999.

The XIVthIntenational Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

Contribution by Liya V.Bondarko and Tjeerd de Graaf  at the ICPhS' 99.

San Francisco, USA . 1-7 August 1999.The XIV th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

Contribution  by Pavel Skrelin "Sound Databases in the Phonetic Studies"  for ICPhS' 99. (Co-author A.Talanov). 

St. Petersburg, October 1999

The First Conference "Digital Libraries: Perspective Methods and Techniques, Digital Collections - 99" (St. Petersburg State University).

Participation and contribution on "Conception and Structure of the web site "Catalogue of Recordings of St. Petersburg Collection" by T.Sherstinova, L.V. Bondarko, N.B.Volskaya,  P.A. Skrelin, A.Y. Kastrov.

Groningen, the Netherlands, November 1999. 

International Conference on Language Contact. 

Tjeerd de Graaf, L. Bondarko, N.Volskaya, P.Skrelin participated.

Groningen, the Netherlands, November 1999.

Contribution by L. Bondarko on "Language Contact in Russia".

Groningen, the Netherlands, November 1999.

Contruibution by Pavel A. Skrelin "Sound Databases in the Study of the Interference between  Languages".  

Groningen, the Netherlands, November 1999.

Poster presentation by Nina B.Volskaya at the Conference on Language Contact (Groningen 1999).

Vienna, Austria. 27 September -3 October 1999  

Conference dedicated to the centenary of the Vienna Sound Archive. A contribution made by V.P.Schiff  "From the History of the Phonogrammmarchive of the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinsky Dom)."

Athens, May 31 – June 2 2000.

II International Scientific Conference LREC-2000 (Language Resources and Evaluation). A contribution by T. Sherstinova and P. Skrelin Models of Russian Text Speech Interactive Databases for Supporting of Scientific, Practical and Cultural Research.

Moscow, Russian State Library, 18-19 April 2000.

The International Conference "Management of the Libraries Digital Resources". A contribution by L.V. Bondarko, N.B.Vol'skaya, P.A.Skrelin, T.Y.Sherstinova, A.Y.Kastrov  Digital Sound Collections in the Internet. CD-ROM Proceedings, Vol.I.

St. Petersburg, May 2000.

Visit of Prof. D. Schüller and Dr. Lechleitner (Sound Archives of Vienna, The Academy of Sciences of Austria) to the Institute of the Russian Literature (The Sound Archive of the Pushkinsky Dom) with consultations and practical work in the Archive:  revising of the technical state of the sound carriers and advising on further activities directed at the preservation of old recordings, providing technical assistance to the colleagues from the Pushkinsky Dom in their work with the materials from the Sound Archive.

St. Petersburg, June 2000.

Visit of the project co-ordinator Dr. T. de Graaf with lectures, practical work at Pushkinsky Dom on sound archiving; consultations with Russian colleagues about current work and future project possibilities.

St. Petersburg ,  2- 8 October 2000.

Visit of the project co-ordinator Dr. T. de Graaf and Japanese colleagues with lectures, practical work at Pushkinsky Dom on sound archiving; consultations with Russian colleagues about current work and future project possibilities and cooperation.

St. Petersburg, 25-27 October 2000.

The All-Russian [MB2]   Conference (RAPR'AL'2000) "Russian on the Eve of the New Millen n ium". St. Petersburg, 26-27 October 2000 S.O.Tananayko et al. participated with the contribution "The Application of Linguistic Databases in the Computer Assisted Teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language" published in the. Proceedings of the Conference.

St. Petersburg, 25-27 October 2000.

During the Conference of the International Association of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature (RAPR'AL), Prof. L.Bondarko, Dr.Nina Volskaya, Dr.Pavel Skrelin had a meeting with Dr Cecilia Odé (Leiden University, The Netherlands). They discussed the possibilities for further development of the INTAS project.

Meetings and visits are summarized in the table below:

 

 Visits

 

 

Number of scientists

 

 

Number of person days

 

 

West ==> East

 

 

4

 

 

40

 

 

East  ==> West

 

 

4

 

 

40

 

 

West ==> West

 

 

2

 

 

10

 

 

East ==> East

 

 

not applicable [all in St Petersburg]

 

 

not applicable

 

3.2. Collaboration

 

Intensity of Collaboration

 

 

High

 

 

Rather high

 

 

Rather low

 

 

Low

 

West <=> East

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West <=> West

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East <=> East

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3.3.  Time Schedule
In general the time planning and  work has been fulfilled in accordance with the Work Programme. The main difference with the initial planning consisted of the a delay which has been was caused by the fact that the Komi language recordings in St. Petersburg proved to be unsuitable for the project and had to be replaced by Komi recordings of the  Sound Archive of Syktyvkar University. Nevertheless, the analysis of these recordings has been succesfully performed successfully completed and the project proceeded was continued according to the original planning.

3.5.  Actions required
The work has been fulfilled in accordance with the INTAS co-operation agreement, for which changes were not required. Action from INTAS is not agreement , for which changes were not made. Action from INTAS is not required.

3.6. Manpower invested
All participants worked for the project on a part-time basis. The western partners contributed by spending time and instructing and involving assistents in related research projects. According to a rough estimate about 5 person-years went into the project altogether, of which more than 3 (60%) was due to the funding received from the Organisation INTAS.

A possible continuation of the project will be financially supported by the German VW foundation and other sources.


5.            SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND KEY REFERENCES 

TITLE: Sound Archives on the World Wide Web: Making Sound Recordings from Saint Petersburg Collections available for Phonetic and Ethno­linguistic Research

INTAS reference number: 1998 - 1705

Period of time: 1 January 1999 - 1 January 2001

Co-ordinator: 
T. de Graaf
Department of Linguistics
Groningen University
PO Box 716
9700 AS Groningen
Tel.  31-50-3635982
Fax  31-50-3636855
E-mail: tdegraaf(a)fa.knaw.nl
                                   
Scientific Results:
 
This project has resulted in the construction of a database, which includes texts in the orthographic form and phonetic transcription, sound material, its archival attribution, and related commentaries based on a linguistic-phonetic analysis of the material. A website “Sound Archives on the World Wide Web with Sound Recordings from Saint- St. Petersburg Collections” was constructed with an Internet accessible interface to the data. The acoustic database includes not only information on the sound materials, but also examples of the sound files in digital form (recorded texts) as well as a number of tools for searching the database intelligently. As a research tools, we have made use of recordings of the Komi and Nenets languages made in the first half of this century as well as those of Russian dialects made in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia.

In co-operation with the Vienna Phonogramm Archiv, Phonogrammarchiv, the Institute of Russian Literature has carried out the copying activities of this the material from discs and old tapes onto modern durable sound carriers. This database has been continuously supplied with new materials from collections of the Sound Archive of the Pushkinsky Dom, the collection of recordings of the Department of Phonetics, the Department of Russian Literature (Saint Petersburg University), and the Sound Archive of Syktyvkar University (Komi Republic). The acoustic database has been made accessible on the World Wide Web. A dedicated web server at the Department of Philology of Saint St. Petersburg University has been implemented for this purpose. Thus scholars around the world (linguists, phoneticians, ethnologists, musicologists, folklorists) have got access to the materials from Saint Petersburg and other sound archives. Texts, sound material and various related commentaries are now available to the global scientific community via the World Wide Web.

The advantages of the database , which is created in this t his project are the following:
Modern computer methods for the organization, storage, description of and access to the archival materials have been used and made available through the World Wide Web;

The organization of the sound material and its description are in accordance with its specific requirements (depending on the genre of the material: whether it is a tale, a prayer, or phonetically representative text) and are useful for experts in various fields of social sciences (linguists, phoneticians, ethnologists, folklorists etc.);

Unique sound material (which was not accessible before), recordings of Finno-Ugric languages and Russian dialects as well as recordings of modern pronunciation, are offered to scholars of many countries who have access to the Internet.Important applications will  be found in the field of  research and education: specialists in the humanities will use it and representatives of minority groups all over the world will get access to the language and culture of their heritage.

References of key papers:
 
Liya V.Bondarko and Tjeerd de Graaf
Language Contact and Sound Archives in Russia. Proceedings of the XIVth Intenational Congress of Phonetic Sciences. San-Francisco, USA. 1-7 August 1999.

L.V. Bondarko, N.B. Volskaya, P.A Skrelin, S.O. Tananayko, T.Y. Sherstinova  (2000)
The Use of New Speech Technology in the Study of the Sound Change. Proceedings of the International Conference Przemiany fonetyki Slowianskiej w latach 1944-2000”, Torun, Polska, 26-27.02, 2000. (“The Phonetic Changes in Slavonic Languages in the 1944-2000” Torun, Poland in February 26-27, 2000).

L.V. Bondarko, N.B. Volskaya, P.A. Skrelin, T.Y. Sherstinova, A.Y. Kastrov (2000)
Digital Sound Collections in the Internet. In: Volume 1. CD-ROM of Proceedingsof The International Conference “Management of the Libraries Digital Resources” Moscow, Russian State Library, 18-19 April 2000.

P.A. Skrelin
"Sound Databases in the Study of the Interference betweenLanguages". Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Contact . Groningen, the Netherlands, November 1999.

P.A. Skrelin, T.Y. Sherstinova.
"Project ‘Regional Variants of Russian Speech in the WWW’ as a Model of interactive Database for Philological Studies" - Proceedings of the conference 'Internet and Modern Society', 29.11-3.12.1999, St. Petersburg (in Russian).

Additional information on the INTERNET:

The catalogue of collections of the Sound Archive of the Russian Literature is available on the Internet at:
http://www.speech.nw.ru/phonetics/homepage.html

7.   RECOMMENDATIONS TO INTAS

The collaboration with and support from the organisation INTAS has been good and was appreciated by all contractors of the project. There were some minor problems in the procedures for the payment of the grants to the Russian participants, but these were mainly due to administrative problems elsewhere.

8.   ANNEXES

  1. Individual contributions to the project
  2. Final report on the participation of theVienna Phonogrammarchiv 
  3. Protocols of the INTAS working group meetings 
  4. Specification of financial details.
  5. Some resulting publications and other documents