A search can be conducted a speaker to retrieve any of their utterances. A search can also be conducted for a property or properties, for demographic information, or for the location of the town where the target language is spoken (country > region > town). In addition, a search of words contained in the Romance language prompt, in the English translation, or in the phonetic transcription can also be conducted.
To perform a search:
- There are five categories organized in rows: speakers, grammatical properties, demographic properties, geographic location of the town where the target language is spoken, and text.
- For the first four rows, you can select a constraint in the leftmost column which then maps to more specific properties to the right which further narrow your search. You can select more than one option within each category or across categories by holding down the command key (on a Mac) or the control key (on Windows).
- Another type of search involves the Text row. To search for utterances with a specific phonetic transcription, prompt, or English translation, select the appropriate category from the ‘Text Search’ box. Then, you may type all or part of the desired text in the box to the right. This search is not case sensitive.
- Once you have selected all the desired constraints, click the ‘search’ button at the upper or lower right hand corner of the page.
- The search results page will list all of the utterances which contain the selected constraint, combination of constraints, or text. Click on an individual utterance to view the speaker’s demographic information and the utterance’s linguistic properties.
- If the combination of selected constraints does not exist, you will see the statement ‘no results found’ on the search results page.
- To clear a search for an individual category, click the ‘reset’ option for that category. To clear the entire Search page, click the ‘reset page’ option found on the upper and lower right of the page.
You can select multiple values in each category by holding the Command key (on Mac) or Control key (on Windows)