Tag Archives: corpora

Tools: Sign Linguistics Corpora Network

Computer-aided technology has allowed considerable corpus research in linguistics that would not have been available just a few decades ago.  However, many of these corpora are geared towards written language.  Corpora for spoken and singed languages require considerably more effort … Continue reading

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Resources: Library of Congress Debuts ‘National Jukebox’ Crammed With Rare Sounds | TPM Idea Lab

Talking Points Memo (TPM) ran a story today about a new corpora of sounds: Library of Congress Debuts ‘National Jukebox’ Crammed With Rare Sounds | TPM Idea Lab. Many of the audio files in this collection document our nation’s rich … Continue reading

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Language News: The Corpus in the Court: ‘Like Lexis on Steroids’ – Ben Zimmer – National – The Atlantic

Ben Zimmer, of NYT’s On Language fame, has produced a piece detailing how corpus linguistics is being used in the courtroom setting–this time in front of the Supreme Court.  At issue in this discussion:  the use of the adjective personal … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: “I am Africa” Part I (Teaching Narrative Structure)

UNESCO has once again provided a wonderful resource for teaching about language and language variation in the classroom. On Tuesday, March 1, they will launch their I am Africa project. As they explain: “The youth StoryTellers will receive free multimedia … Continue reading

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