Corpus-Based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and by John Newman, Harald Baayen, Sally Rice

By John Newman, Harald Baayen, Sally Rice

This quantity contains chosen papers from the 2009 assembly of the yankee organization for Corpus Linguistics. The chapters hide points of language use (usage-based money owed of morphology/syntax of English and Tok Pisin), language studying (corpus-based studying of English, syntactic improvement observable in a Learner Corpus of English, "core" vocabulary goods for inexperienced persons of English) and language documentation (a new and cutting edge usage-based frequency dictionary of English, proposals to increase the normal knowing of a corpus in quite a few instructions, e.g., developing a corpus of the content material of jap manga comics). Taken jointly, the 13 chapters symbolize a superb cross-section of strands of latest paintings in corpus linguistics, as practised by way of foreign students engaged on English and different languages.

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843. This confirms that the constructions of Verb + im and Verb + long are predominantly mutually exclusive alternatives. The conclusions drawn from this are that syntactic patterns are important for the occurrence of the -im suffix. The question now is whether a classifier based on semantic data can achieve better results. A second classifier was therefore constructed on the basis of animacy, number, lexical aspect, and the semantics of auxiliaries. 723. Simple additions of variables to the classifier do not automatically improve classification accuracy, as reflected in the index of concordance.

The sequences of splits are visually represented by plotting the conditional inference tree. The final leaves of the tree constitute those instances which were classified according to the series of decisions undertaken in growing the tree. In the case at hand, instances were classified according to whether they would carry the suffix or not. This classification can then be examined to establish its accuracy and consequently, the usefulness of the variables involved in predicting the occurrence of the suffix.

A comprehensive grammar of the English language. London: Longman. Rosenbach, A. (2007), ‘Exploring constructions on the web: a case study’, in: M. Hundt, N. Nesselhauf & C. ) Corpus linguistics and the web. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 167-190. Wolfram, W. (2003), ‘Enclave dialect communities in the south’, in: S. Nagle & S. ) English in the southern United States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 141-158. Wright, P. (1981), Cockney dialect and slang. London: B. T. Batsford. Past tense forms as past participles 33 Appendix Verbs and their past tense and past participial forms, as assumed in this study bear bore borne rise rose risen beat beat beaten run ran run begin began begun see saw seen bid bid/bade bidden shake shook shaken bite bit bitten show showed shown blow blew blown shrink shrank shrunk break broke broken sing sang sung choose chose chosen sink sank sunk come came come slay slew slain draw drew drawn speak spoke spoken drink drank drunk spring sprang sprung drive drove driven steal stole stolen eat ate eaten stride strode stridden fall fell fallen swear swore sworn fly flew flown swim swam swum freeze froze frozen take took taken give gave given tear tore torn go went gone throw threw thrown grow grew grown tread trod trodden hide hid hidden wake woke woken know knew known wear wore worn lie lay lain weave wove woven ride rode ridden write wrote written ring rang rung Irregular -im suffixation in Tok Pisin: exploratory methods in multivariate analysis Conor Snoek University of Alberta Abstract In this paper, two methods appropriate for the visual and quantitative inspection of multivariate data are applied to a corpus of narrative texts in order to investigate the behavior of the Tok Pisin suffix -im.

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