Diachronic Treebanks for Historical Linguistics

Diachronic Treebanks for Historical Linguistics

Author: Hanne Martine Eckhoff

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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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).
Diachronic Treebanks for Historical Linguistics
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Hanne Martine Eckhoff, Silvia Luraghi, Marco Passarotti
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-28 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

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
Quantitative Historical Linguistics
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Gard B. Jenset, Barbara McGillivray
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-05 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book is an innovative guide to quantitative, corpus-based research in historical and diachronic linguistics. Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray argue that, although historical linguistics has been successful in using the comparative method, the field lags behind other branches of linguistics with respect to adopting quantitative methods. Here they
The Diachrony of Written Language Contact
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Nikolaos Lavidas
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-13 - Publisher: BRILL

This book adds a diachronic dimension to the study of written language contact. It examines in a contrastive way aspects of the history of translation as related to grammatical changes in English and Greek.
Quantitative Historical Linguistics
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Gard B. Jenset, Barbara McGillivray
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book is an innovative guide to quantitative, corpus-based research in historical and diachronic linguistics. Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray argue that, although historical linguistics has been successful in using the comparative method, the field lags behind other branches of linguistics with respect to adopting quantitative methods. Here they
Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 347
Authors: Richard J. Whitt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-15 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the intersecting fields of corpus linguistics, historical linguistics, and genre-based studies of language usage. Papers in this collection are devoted to presenting relevant methods pertinent to corpus-based studies of the connection between genre and language change, linguistic changes that occur in particular genres,