Corpus-based Studies of Lesser-described Languages

The CorpAfroAs corpus of spoken AfroAsiatic languages

Amina Mettouchi | EPHE (LLACAN), Paris
Martine Vanhove | CNRS (LLACAN), Paris
Dominique Caubet | INALCO (LaCNAD), Paris
ISBN 9789027203762 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268891 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume presents new findings based on the analysis of spoken corpora in thirteen different Afro-Asiatic languages – a unique endeavor in the domain of lesser-described languages. It will be of interest to corpus linguists, general linguists, typologists, and linguists specializing in Afro-Asiatic languages. In addition to the rarity of corpus studies based on endangered and lesser-described languages, the volume is remarkable due to its focus on the role of prosody in interaction with several other phenomena, including code-switching and borrowing. Phonology, syntax, and information structure are explored, and the issue of the elaboration of strategies for the typological comparison of corpora is addressed in several papers. The volume also contains a presentation of software development conducted within the scope of the CorpAfroAs project and based upon the widely used ELAN. The sound-indexed, and morphosyntactically-annotated corpora, with their OLAC metadata and several other deliverables can be accessed and searched at
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 68] 2015.  vi, 338 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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CFX: Computational linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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