Electronic Reference Grammars for Typology: Challenges and Solutions

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2008-12
Authors
Nordhoff, Sebastian
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University of Hawai'i Press
Abstract
Electronic publication offers new possibilities for the creation and exploration of grammatical descriptions. This paper lists values influencing the structure of electronic grammatical descriptions. It then investigates challenges and solutions for a grammar authoring software trying to adhere to these values in the domains of data quality, creation of the description, and exploration of the description. The paper closes by discussing possibilities for the standardization of grammatical descriptions on a macroscopic level, complementing the standardization efforts on a more fine-grained level like GOLD or CRG.
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electronic reference grammar, grammar authoring software, macroscopic standardization
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Nordhoff, Sebastian. 2008. Electronic reference grammars for typology: Challenges and solutions. Language Documentation & Conservation 2(2):296–324.
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