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The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management
Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Bradley McDonnell, Eve Koller, Lauren B. Collister | https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/12200.001.0001
A guide to principles and methods for the management, archiving, sharing, and citing of linguistic research data, especially digital data. “Doing language science” depends on collecting, transcribing, annotating, analyzing, storing, and sharing linguistic research data. This volume offers a guide to linguistic data management, engaging with current trends toward the transformation of linguistics into a more data-driven and reproducible scientific endeavor. It offers both principles and methods, presenting the conceptual foundations of linguistic data management and a series of case studies, each of which demonstrates a concrete application of abstract principles in a current practice.
In part 1, contributors bring together knowledge from information science, archiving, and data stewardship relevant to linguistic data management. Topics covered include implementation principles, archiving data, finding and using datasets, and the valuation of time and effort involved in data management. Part 2 presents snapshots of practices across various subfields, with each chapter presenting a unique data management project with generalizable guidance for researchers. The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management is an essential addition to the toolkit of every linguist, guiding researchers toward making their data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
Ten Lectures on Diachronic Construction Grammar
Martin Hilpert | https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004446793 | unter „Ergänzende Unterlagen“ gibt es Audioaufzeichnungen der Vorlesungen
In this book, Martin Hilpert lays out how Construction Grammar can be applied to the study of language change. In a series of ten lectures on Diachronic Construction Grammar, the book presents the theoretical foundations, open questions, and methodological approaches that inform the constructional analysis of diachronic processes in language. The lectures address issues such as constructional networks, competition between constructions, shifts in collocational preferences, and differentiation and attraction in constructional change. The book features analyses that utilize modern corpus-linguistic methodologies and that draw on current theoretical discussions in usage-based linguistics. It is relevant for researchers and students in cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and historical linguistics.
Bringing Stories to Life: Animacy in narrative and processing
Thijs Trompenaars | https://doi.org/10.48273/LOT0583
What does it mean to be alive? An age-old question, and not one this thesis will pretend to answer. Instead, we will be exploring the many ways in which life enters into our language. We refer to this as animacy, a linguistic distinction between living and non-living entities. Animacy has been widely successful as an explanation for grammatical variation, but we note that a simple distinction between animate and inanimate is ill-equipped to handle the incredible creative potential of language – in our stories, we readily transform inanimate objects like peanuts, paintings and toys into living, breathing characters. We have chosen to take these transformations seriously, using narrative as the lens through which we may enrich the meaning of linguistic life.
This thesis shows through a series of studies that linguistic animacy is indeed not a distinction between living and non-living entities, but rather an expression of how alive we consider entities to be. This consideration, it turns out, is influenced by many factors, some of which may be derived from the linguistic context. We demonstrate that stories can bring objects to life through linguistic means; specifically, through the ascription of Agency and Experience. Agency and Experience – being able to act on and perceive the environment – are two roles strongly associated with life, and we conclude that this behaviour is central to the linguistic expression of animacy as well.