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Ulrike Mosel: "Compilation and exploitation of corpora of under-researched languages" ANU, 22 April 2016

Date: 8 January 2016

When: 3.30pm, 22 April 2016

Where: Engma Room (5019), CoEDL, HC Coombs Building, ANU, Canberra

Speaker: Ulrike Mosel, Kiel University, Germany


After a short introduction into corpus linguistics and a comparison of corpora of under-researched languages with those of major European languages, Ulrike Mosel shows how the corpus of an Oceanic language can be exploited for two kinds of syntactic studies. First, she investigates different registers with respect to clause linkage and then she presents four case studies in which she analyses comparative constructions, negation, word order, and noun/verb distinction by using the query language Regular Expressions. The presentation concludes with recommendations for the compilation of corpora of under-researched languages and grammatical analysis.

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