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Korpusové zpracování soukromé korespondence v ÚČJ FF MU v Brně
Corpus processing of private correspondence at the Department of Czech Language, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno

Creating the corpus KSK-dopisy; using correspondence for purposes of linguistic research

Author(s): Zdeňka Hladká
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Morphology, Sociolinguistics
Published by: Nakladatelství Masarykovy univerzity
Keywords: Corpus of Private Correspondence (KSK-dopisy); morphological and sociolinguistic tags in corpuses; using correspondence for purposes of linguistic research;
Summary/Abstract: The introductory chapter of the monograph contains basic information about the Corpus of Private Correspondence, which is a significant source of material for linguistic research of correspondence. The corpus, representing 2,000 idiolects, contains private letters that originated at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries.It was created at the faculties of arts and informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, and in 2006 was incorporated into the Czech National Corpus (KSK-dopisy). Positive as well as negative aspects of methods used when creating the corpus are described in the text (aspects that are dealt with include e.g. morphological tagging and sociolinguistic annotations), as well as preparing other corpuses of this kind, e.g. a corpus mapping the development of private letters during the 20th century. Attention is paid also to non-corpus processing of correspondence, e.g.creating a data base of marked vocabulary, up to now marginalized from the lexicographic view point A separate part of the chapter indicates trends in linguistic research of private correspondence, carried out up to now at the Department of Czech Language, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno.

  • Page Range: 7-18
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Czech