The CorCenCC project team included:

Team members and project roles are listed below – except where dates are given, involvement in the project was from 1st March 2016 to 31st August 2020.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank (i) Lowri Williams, Lorena Varona, Alys Greene and Katharine Young for their administrative support to the project (ii) our internship students, Alys Greene, Sioned Johnson-Dowdeswell, Tesni Galvin, Anelia Kurteva and Sali Nichols, and (iii) the 100+ team of transcribers and quality control checkers.

CorCenCC Management Team (CMT)

Dawn-Knight Tess Fitzpatrick Steve Morris

Dawn Knight (PI)

Cardiff University

Tess Fitzpatrick

Swansea University

Steve Morris

Swansea University

Academic Collaborators (CIs)

Jeremy Evas Scott Piao

Jeremy Evas 

Cardiff University

(2016-2018)

Alex Lovell

Swansea University

(2018-20)

Jonathan Morris

Cardiff University

(2018-20)

Scott Piao

Lancaster University

(2015-2019)

Mark Stonelake

Paul Rayson

Lancaster University

Irena Spasić

Cardiff University

Mark Stonelake

Swansea University

(2016-18)

Enlli Môn Thomas

Bangor University

 RAs, assistants and PhD students

Josh Ignatius Ezeani Vignesh

Laura Arman

Cardiff University

(2019-20)

Josh Davies

Bangor University

(2018-20)

Ignatius Ezeani

Lancaster University

(2018-20)

Vignesh Muralidaran

Cardiff University

(2016-20)

Jennifer Needs Steven Neale Mair Rees Bethan

Jennifer Needs

Swansea University

(2016-19)

Steven Neale

Cardiff University

(2016-19)

Mair Rees

Swansea University

(2016-19)

Bethan Tovey

Swansea University

(2018-20)

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Gareth Watkins

Cardiff University

(2016-17)

Lowri Williams

Cardiff University

(2017-19)

Consultants

Laurence Anthony Tom Cobb Margaret Deuchar

Laurence Anthony

Waseda University

Thomas Michael Cobb

University of Quebec at Montreal

Margaret Deuchar

University of Cambridge

Kevin Donnely Michael McCarthy Kevin Scannell

Kevin Donnelly

Freelance

Michael McCarthy

The University of Nottingham

Kevin Scannell

Saint Louis University

Project Advisory Group

  • Gwen Awbery, Aberystwyth University / University of Wales Trinity St David
  • Karen Corrigan, Professor of Linguistics and English Language, Newcastle University
  • Emyr Davies, CBAC-WJEC
  • Andrew Hawke, Managing Director of the Dictionary of the Welsh Language [Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru]
  • Aran Jones, course author and company CEO for SaySomethingin.com Ltd
  • Llion Jones, Director of Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor
  • Gareth Morlais, Welsh-language technology and digital media specialist in the Welsh Language Unit, Welsh Government
  • Mair Parry-Jones, National Assembly for Wales
  • Owain Roberts, Acting Head of Research, National Library of Wales
  • Maggie Tallerman, Professor of Linguistics, Newcastle University
  • Colin Williams, Specialist in Language Policy and Language Planning, Fellow, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge

Ambassadors

CorCenCC’s ambassadors represent the scope and reach of the project, and its relevance to Welsh life.

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Cerys Matthews Nigel Owens Nia Parry Damian Walford Davies

 

Here’s what our CorCenCC ambassadors say:

“I’m delighted to support the National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh…a free, online Welsh language resource that will be a rich source of information for creative artists, software developers, translators, learners, teachers, policy makers, and anyone wanting to engage with the complexity, versatility and beauty of real, living, Welsh.” Cerys Matthews

“This project takes our knowledge and use of Welsh to a new level. The corpus will include examples of Welsh from all domains: from the rugby pitch and the TV studio, to political speeches and academic text books. At last, learners, dictionary makers, broadcasters and all of us who use the language every day will have a record of real life language which will help us to see how modern Welsh is actually used.” Nigel Owens

“The project will provide us with real insight into how our language is evolving and how we use it. It is a window into our beautiful, rich, exquisite, poetic, ancient language, giving us a real depth of understanding and insight into our future. We will learn about how we use sentence structures and patterns, mutations, slang, text talk and e-mail, how we abbreviate, what we say and how we say it. In my opinion this work is of real historic importance, not only linguistically but as a record of our essence as a nation and our place in the world.” Nia Parry

“CorCenCC alliterates; it is all about interconnection. A collaboration between crowds and colleges, its goal of a corpus that reflects our multimodal lives and our many identities will offer a lens on the live conditions of Welsh. It will bring together all users of the language as equal partners. It is a necessary project: from streetwelsh to webwelsh, it will reveal more than words can say.” Damian Walford Davies

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