Corpus linguistic and documentary approaches in writing a grammar of a previously undescribed language

dc.contributor.author Mosel, Ulrike en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-17T21:00:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-17T21:00:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12 en_US
dc.description.abstract Drawing on her experiences with writing a grammar in the course of the Teop language documentation project, the author explores how corpus linguistic methods can be employed for the analysis and description of a previously undescribed language. After giving a short introduction into the creation of a digital corpus and complex corpus search methods, the chapter focuses on the importance of creating a diversified corpus. It demonstrates that different text varieties such as spoken and written legends, procedural texts and descriptions of objects show different preferences for certain ways of expression and thus represent valuable resources for various grammatical phenomena. Accordingly, a grammar which is based on texts should account for this variation by incorporating a detailed description of the corpus, giving references and metadata for each example and providing information on the kind of contexts particular grammatical features are usually associated with. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.identifier.isbn ISBN-13: 978-0-9856211-4-8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4589
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LD&C Special Publication en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License en_US
dc.title Corpus linguistic and documentary approaches in writing a grammar of a previously undescribed language en_US
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