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Statistics VOICE 1.0 Online

4 Domains and speech event types

4.1 Domains

Domain Number of Speech Events Wordcount Percent of Words
ED (educational) 35 260,935 25.51
LE (leisure) 26 101,218 9.89
PB (professional business) 23 203,407 19.88
PO (professional organizational) 41 354,545 34.66
PR (professional research and science) 26 102,938 10.06

4.2 Speech event types

Speech Event Type Number of Speech Events Wordcount Percent of Words
con (conversation) 36 158,047 15.45
int (interview) 16 36,365 3.55
mtg (meeting) 20 273,436 26.73
pan (panel) 10 92,716 9.06
prc (press conference) 5 17,583 1.72
qas (question-answer session) 10 27,538 2.69
sed (seminar discussion) 6 63,610 6.22
sve (service encounter) 11 14,895 1.46
wgd (working group discussion) 19 181,024 17.69
wsd (workshop discussion) 18 157,829 15.43

4.3 Speech event types by domains

Domain Speech Event Type Number of Speech Events Number of Speakers Wordcount
ED (educational) con (conversation) 4 36 28,511
int (interview) 5 17 24,076
sed (seminar discussion) 6 98 63,610
sve (service encounter) 5 30 11,698
wgd (working group discussion) 5 43 38,017
wsd (workshop discussion) 10 192 95,023
  total 35 416 260,935
LE (leisure) con (conversation) 21 101 98,103
int (interview) 5 15 3,115
  total 26 116 101,218
PB (professional business) con (conversation) 1 4 2,212
mtg (meeting) 8 55 154,618
pan (panel) 4 37 36,697
qas (question-answer session) 4 43 6,683
sve (service encounter) 6 13 3,197
  total 23 152 203,407
PO (professional organizational) con (conversation) 3 26 15,361
mtg (meeting) 12 116 118,818
prc (press conference) 5 51 17,583
wgd (working group discussion) 13 123 139,977
wsd (workshop discussion) 8 91 62,806
  total 41 407 354,545
PR (professional research and science) con (conversation) 7 23 13,860
int (interview) 6 16 9,174
pan (panel) 6 80 56,019
qas (question-answer session) 6 48 20,855
wgd (working group discussion) 1 2 3,030
  total 26 169 102,938

4.4 Domains by speech event types

Speech Event Type Domain Number of Speech Events Number of Speakers Wordcount
con (conversation) ED (educational) 4 36 28,511
LE (leisure) 21 101 98,103
PB (professional business) 1 4 2,212
PO (professional organizational) 3 26 15,361
PR (professional research and science) 7 23 13,860
total 36 190 158,047
int (interview) ED (educational) 5 17 24,076
LE (leisure) 5 15 3,115
PR (professional research and science) 6 16 9,174
total 16 48 36,365
mtg (meeting) PB (professional business) 8 55 154,618
PO (professional organizational) 12 116 118,818
total 20 171 273,436
pan (panel) PB (professional business) 4 37 36,697
PR (professional research and science) 6 80 56,019
total 10 117 92,716
prc (press conference) PO (professional organizational) 5 51 17,583
total 5 51 17,583
qas (question-answer session) PB (professional business) 4 43 6,683
PR (professional research and science) 6 48 20,855
total 10 91 27,538
sed (seminar discussion) ED (educational) 6 98 63,610
total 6 98 63,610
sve (service encounter) ED (educational) 5 30 11,698
PB (professional business) 6 13 3,197
total 11 43 14,895
wgd (working group discussion) ED (educational) 5 43 38,017
PO (professional organizational) 13 123 139,977
PR (professional research and science) 1 2 3,030
total 19 168 181,024
wsd (workshop discussion) ED (educational) 10 192 95,023
PO (professional organizational) 8 91 62,806
total 18 283 157,829