Data Processing and its Impact on Linguistic Analysis

dc.contributor.author Margetts, Anna en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-01T00:18:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-01T00:18:46Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Saliba-Logea documentation project has been working toward a web-based text database with text-audio linkage and searchable annotations. In this article, I discuss the impact that the nature of data processing can have on linguistic analysis, and I demonstrate this on the basis of two research topics: the positioning of Postpositional Phrases and the distribution of plural markers. Saliba-Logea PPs can be ambiguous as to whether they belong to the preceding or following clause. To investigate whether there is a correlation between a PP’s position and its semantic role, text-only transcriptions turn out to be insufficient. The second question relates to the Saliba-Logea plural suffix, which originally occurred only on nouns with human referents. However, some speakers use it in novel contexts, and in order to investigate these extended uses and who drives them, access to metadata about the speakers is required. I show that text-audio linkage can be a prerequisite for analyzing syntactic constructions and that access to metadata can have a direct effect on the linguistic analysis. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Margetts, Anna. 2009. Data Processing and its Impact on Linguistic Analysis. Language Documentation & Conservation 3(1):87-99 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4425
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License en_US
dc.subject data processing en_US
dc.subject Saliba-Logea en_US
dc.subject text-audio link en_US
dc.subject postpositional phrase en_US
dc.subject plural marker en_US
dc.title Data Processing and its Impact on Linguistic Analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 321 en_US
prism.number 1 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 317 en_US
prism.volume 3 en_US
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