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Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora: Synchronic Databases

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A range of electronic corpora has become increasingly accessible via the WWW and CD-ROM. This development coincided with improvements in the standards governing the collecting, encoding and archiving of such data. Less attention, however, has been paid to making other types of digital data available. This is especially true of that which one might describe as 'unconventional', namely, dialects, child language and bilingual databases. This book is a first step toward developing similar standards for enriching and ...

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Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora: Synchronic Databases

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Overview

A range of electronic corpora has become increasingly accessible via the WWW and CD-ROM. This development coincided with improvements in the standards governing the collecting, encoding and archiving of such data. Less attention, however, has been paid to making other types of digital data available. This is especially true of that which one might describe as 'unconventional', namely, dialects, child language and bilingual databases. This book is a first step toward developing similar standards for enriching and preserving these neglected resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403943668
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

JOAN C. BEAL is Professor of English Language and Director of the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition, University of Sheffield, UK. Her recent publications include English in Modern Times and Language and Region.

KAREN P. CORRIGAN is a Personal Reader in Linguistics and English Language at Newcastle University, UK. She has held lectureships at University College, Dublin and the Universities of Edinburgh and York, and a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship. She recently published Syntax and Variation (with Leonie Cornips).

HERMANN L. MOISL teaches and researches at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK where he is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language. He has held British and Canada Council Fellowships and has published widely.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
• Foreword: S.Poplack
• Taming Digital Voices and Texts: Models and Methods for Handling Unconventional Synchronic Corpora—J.C.Beal, K.P.Corrigan & H.L.Moisl
• SCOTS: Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech—J.Anderson, D.Beavan & C.Kay
• FRED - The Freiburg English Dialect Corpus—L.Anderwald & S.Wagner
• The Syntactic Atlas of the Dutch Dialects (SAND): A Corpus of Elicited Speech as an On-line Dynamic Atlas—S.Barbiers, L.Cornips & J-P.Kunst
• Coding and Analyzing Multilingual Data: The LIDES Project—P.Gardner-Chloros, M.G.Moyer & M.Sebba
• ICE-Ireland: Local Variations on Global Standards—J.Kallen & J.Kirk
• The Talkbank Project—B.MacWhinney
• Developing and Using a Corpus of Written Creole—M.Sebba & S.Dray
• Representing Real Language: Consistency, trade-offs and thinking ahead!—S.A.Tagliamonte
• Index

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