Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora: Volume 2: Diachronic Databases

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, the fragmentary texts and voices left to us as accidents of history. This book is a first step toward developing similar standards...

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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, the fragmentary texts and voices left to us as accidents of history. 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: 9781403943675
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • 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. KAREN P. CORRIGAN is a Personal Reader in Linguistics and English Language at Newcastle University. HERMANN L. MOISL teaches and researches at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
• Foreword—S.Poplack
• Taming Digital Voices and Texts: Models and Methods for Handling Unconventional Diachronic Corpora—J.C.Beal, K.P.Corrigan & H.L.Moisl
• A Linguistic "Time Capsule": The Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English—W.Allen, J.C.Beal, K.P.Corrigan, W.Maguire & H.L.Moisl
• Questions of Standardization and Representativeness in the Development of Social Networks Based Corpora: The Story of the Network of Eighteenth-Century English Texts—S.M.Fitzmaurice
• The ONZE Corpus—E.Gordon, M.Maclagan & J.Hay
• Tracking Dialect History: A Corpus of Irish-English—R.Hickey
• The Manuscript-Based Diachronic Corpus of Scottish Correspondence—A.Meurman-Solin
• Historical Sociolinguistics: The Corpus of Early English Correspondence—H.Raumolin-Brunberg & T.Nevalainen
• Revealing Alternatives: On-Line Comparative Translations of Interlinked Chinese Historical Texts—N.Standen & F.Jones
• The York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose—A.Taylor
• A Corpus of Late Eighteenth-Century Prose—L.van Bergen & D.Denison
• Index

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