I was invited to give a presentation on Alveo and Austalk at First workshop on Sociophonetic Variability in the English Varieties of Australia held at Griffith University in Brisbane in June. The workshop, organised by Gerry Docherty and Janet Fletcher, was supported by the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language was attended by phoneticians from around the country with a keynote given by Prof. Jonathan Harrington who flew in from Munich.
AusTalk is a large collection of spoken Australian English collected in the last few years at sites around Australia. When the collection is complete it will have close to 1000 speakers each with a range of recordings from isolated words to interview and map task recordings. Alveo contains most of the data and will have the complete corpus when collection and data processing is complete.