How to Do Corpus Pragmatics on Pragmatically Annotated Data

Speech acts and beyond

ORCID logoMartin Weisser | Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
ISBN 9789027200471 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264299 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This book introduces a methodology and research tool (DART) that make it possible to carry out advanced corpus pragmatics research using dialogue corpora enriched with pragmatics-relevant annotations. It first explores the general use of spoken corpora for pragmatics research, as well as issues revolving around their representation and annotation, and then goes on to describe the resources required for such an annotation process. Based on data from three different corpora, ranging from highly constrained, task-oriented, ones (SPAADIA Trainline & Trains 93) to unconstrained dialogues (Switchboard), it next presents an in-depth discussion and illustration of the potential contributions of syntax, semantics, and semantico-pragmatics towards pragmatic force. This is followed by a description of the largely automatic annotation process itself, and finally an analysis of how a set of more than 110 potential speech acts defined in DART contributes towards establishing the specific communicative characteristics of the three corpora.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 84] 2018.  xiv, 294 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book presents an innovative methodology for corpus-pragmatic studies. The advantages that DART has can inspire further development, as discussed above, which will not only contribute substantially to the on-going development of Corpus Pragmatics, but also to the field of Pragmatics in general. As such it is highly recommended.”
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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