Corpus-Based Perspectives in Linguistics (Usage-Based by Yuji Kawaguchi, Toshihiro Takagaki, Nobuo Tomimori, Yoichiro

By Yuji Kawaguchi, Toshihiro Takagaki, Nobuo Tomimori, Yoichiro Tsuruga

UBLI has performed box surveys for the reason that 2002 and equipped spoken language corpora for French, Spanish, Italian (Salentino dialect), Russian, Malaysian, Turkish, jap, and Canadian multilinguals. This quantity positive factors new study offered on the UBLI moment workshop on Corpus Linguistics – study Domain, which used to be hung on September 14, 2006. the 1st half which includes 11 shows to this workshop exhibits a variety of matters in the sector of corpus-based learn, equivalent to dictionary, linguistic atlas, dialect, translation, historical texts, non-standard texts, sociolinguistics, moment language acquisition, and usual language processing. the second one a part of this quantity contains ten extra contributions to either written and spoken corpora through the individuals and study assistants of UBLI.

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In “From the Linguistic Atlas to the Database, and vice versa—The Corsican Example—,” Marie-José Dalbera-Stefanaggi summarizes the history of the linguistic atlases of Corsica, namely, ALF Corse by Gilliéron and Edmont prior to World War I, the ALEIC by Bottiglioni from 1933 to 1952, and her own Nouvel Atlas Linguistique de la Corse (NALC). In NALC, which is entirely computerized and based on its relational database, Banque de Données Langue Corse (BDLC), linguistic atlases appear to have become real linguistic corpora.

He proposes collaterality as a dynamic and sociolinguistic concept. The actual texts in the database provide an insight to all the levels of variation and lack of standardization, although certain elements of koinèisation also exist. These data must be viewed in their specificity – writing traditions, a certain voluntarism, the sociopolitical situation of the language – in order to process relevant requests in preparing the database. Another perspective of corpus-based linguistic analysis can be explored in documents written in Old French.

Quite a few transcriptions which were thought to be wrong because they did not comply with a point of view based on a certain Italian norm, appear in fact to be very enlightening and of a certain level of reality, thanks to their impressionism free from all a priori. As far as we are concerned here, it is clear that, as soon as a corpus of linguistic facts is being dealt with, an explicit or implicit filtering is applied. 3. Using atlases The prospects available to the third generation get more precise at present.

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