From questionnaires to parallel corpora in typology
2007 (English)In: Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, ISSN 0942-2919, Vol. 60, no 2, 172-181 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This rather programmatic paper discusses the use of parallel corpora in the typological study of grammatical categories. In the author’s earlier work, tense-aspect categories were studied by means of a translational questionnaire, and “cross-linguistic gram-types” were identified through their distribution in the questionnaire. It is proposed that a similar methodology could be applied to multilingual parallel corpora. The possibility of identifying grammatical markers by word-alignment methods is demonstrated with examples from Bible texts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 60, no 2, 172-181 p.
General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17865DiVA: diva2:184386