Corpus-based Studies of Lesser-described Languages

The CorpAfroAs corpus of spoken AfroAsiatic languages

| EPHE (LLACAN), Paris
| CNRS (LLACAN), Paris
| INALCO (LaCNAD), Paris
ISBN 9789027203762 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268891 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume presents new findings based on the analysis of spoken corpora in thirteen different Afro-Asiatic languages – a unique endeavor in the domain of lesser-described languages. It will be of interest to corpus linguists, general linguists, typologists, and linguists specializing in Afro-Asiatic languages. In addition to the rarity of corpus studies based on endangered and lesser-described languages, the volume is remarkable due to its focus on the role of prosody in interaction with several other phenomena, including code-switching and borrowing. Phonology, syntax, and information structure are explored, and the issue of the elaboration of strategies for the typological comparison of corpora is addressed in several papers. The volume also contains a presentation of software development conducted within the scope of the CorpAfroAs project and based upon the widely used ELAN. The sound-indexed, and morphosyntactically-annotated corpora, with their OLAC metadata and several other deliverables can be accessed and searched at
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 68]  2015.  vi, 338 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Amina Mettouchi, Martine Vanhove and Dominique Caubet
Part 1: Phonetics, phonology and prosody
Representation of speech in CorpAfroAs: Transcriptional strategies and prosodic units
Shlomo Izre'el and Amina Mettouchi
Tone and intonation
Bernard Caron
Part 2: Interfacing prosody, information structure and syntax
The intonation of topic and focus: Zaar (Nigeria), Tamasheq (Niger), Juba Arabic (South Sudan) and Tripoli Arabic (Libya)
Bernard Caron, Cécile Lux, Stefano Manfredi and Christophe Pereira
Quotative constructions and prosody in some Afroasiatic languages: Towards a typology
Il-Il Yatziv-Malibert and Martine Vanhove
Part 3: Cross-linguistic comparability
Glossing in Semitic languages: A comparison of Moroccan Arabic and Modern Hebrew
Angeles Vicente, Il-Il Yatziv-Malibert and Alexandrine Barontini
From the Leipzig Glossing Rules to the GE and RX lines
Bernard Comrie
Cross-linguistic comparability in CorpAfroAs
Amina Mettouchi, Graziano Savà and Mauro Tosco
Functional domains and cross-linguistic comparability
Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Amina Mettouchi
Part 4: Language contact
Language contact, borrowing and codeswitching
Stefano Manfredi, Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle and Mauro Tosco
Part 5: Information technology
ELAN-CorpA: Lexicon-aided annotation in ELAN
Christian Chanard
Language index
Subject index
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Izre'el, Shlomo
2020.  In In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 94],  pp. 337 ff. Crossref logo
Mettouchi, Amina, Martine Vanhove & Dominique Caubet
2015.  In Corpus-based Studies of Lesser-described Languages [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 68], Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFX – Computational linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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