Tag Archives: corpus linguistics

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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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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Call for help: Spanish Variation in the U.S.

Dr. Adam Schwartz (University of South Florida) and Dr. Ana Celia Zentella (University of California-San Diego) are developing a new database entitled: SPANISH LANGUAGE VARIETIES IN THE US: A project to archive community, cultural and educational resources Their goal is … Continue reading

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