Paul Bennett, Martin Durrell, Silke Scheible, Richard J. Whitt, Dr. Holger Keibel, Dr. Marc Kupietz, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Mair

New Methods in Historical Corpora

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Investigating the history of a language depends on fragmentary sources, but electronic corpora offer the possibility of alleviating the problem of ‘bad data’. However they cannot overcome it totally, and crucial questions thus arise of the optimal architecture for such a corpus, the problem of how representative even a large corpus can be of actual language use at a particular time, and how a historical corpus can best be annotated and provided with tools to maximize its usefulness as a resource for future researchers. Immense strides have been made in recent years in addressing these questions, with exciting new methods and technological advances. The papers in this volume, which were presented at a conference on New Methods in Historical Corpora (Manchester 2011), exemplify the range of these developments in investigating the diachrony of languages as distinct as English, German, Latin, Spanish, French and Slovene and developing appropriate tools for the analysis of historical corpora in these languages.
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Investigating the history of a language depends on fragmentary sources, but electronic corpora offer the possibility of alleviating the problem of ‘bad data’. But they cannot overcome it totally, and questions arise of the optimal architecture for a corpus and its representativeness of actual language use, and how a historical corpus can best be annotated to maximize its usefulness. Immense strides have been made in recent years in addressing these questions, with exciting new methods and technological advances. The papers in this volume, which were presented at a conference on New Methods in Historical Corpora (Manchester 2011), exemplify the wide range of these recent developments.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-6760-4
EAN 9783823367604
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 284
Format kartoniert
Höhe 220
Breite 150
Ausgabename 16760
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Herausgeber Paul Bennett, Martin Durrell, Silke Scheible, Richard J. Whitt, Dr. Holger Keibel, Dr. Marc Kupietz, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Mair
Erscheinungsdatum 02.10.2013
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage