Diachronic Treebanks for Historical Linguistics

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| University of Oxford
| University of Pavia
| Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
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Over the last few decades, the widespread diffusion of digital technology has increased availability of primary textual sources, radically changing the everyday life of scholars in the humanities, who are now able to access, query and process a wealth of empirical evidence in ways not possible before.

Also for ancient languages, corpora enhanced with increasingly complex layers of metalinguistic information, such as part-of-speech tagging and syntactic annotation (called 'treebanks') are now available. In particular, diachronic treebanks, which provide data for a language across several historical stages of a given language, allow for a new approach to diachronic studies of syntactic phenomena where scholars previously had to content themselves with empirical work on a much smaller scale.

This volume brings together a set of papers that report research on various diachronic matters supported by evidence from diachronic treebanks. The contents of the papers cover a wide range of languages, including English, French, Russian, Old Church Slavonic, Latin and Ancient Greek. Originally published as special issue of Diachronica 35:3 (2018).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 113]  2020.  v, 154 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. The added value of diachronic treebanks for historical linguistics
Hanne Martine Eckhoff, Silvia Luraghi and Marco Passarotti
2–14
Split coordination in English: Why we need parsed corpora
Ann Taylor and Susan Pintzuk
16–40
A corpus approach to the history of Russian po delimitatives
Hanne Martine Eckhoff
42–68
Non-configurationality in diachrony: Correlations in local and global networks of Ancient Greek and Latin
Edoardo Maria Ponti and Silvia Luraghi
70–93
Text form and grammatical changes in Medieval French: A treebank-based diachronic study
Alexandra Simonenko, Benoît Crabbé and Sophie Prévost
96–128
Spoken Latin behind written texts: Formulaicity and salience in medieval documentary texts
Timo Korkiakangas
130–148
Word index
149
Index of languages
Index of authors
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020029084