Spoken Corpora and Linguistic Studies

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  • Editors: Tommaso Raso1, and Heliana Mello1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027270030

The authors of this book share a common interest in the following topics: the importance of corpora compilation for the empirical study of human language; the importance of pragmatic categories such as emotion, attitude, illocution and information structure in linguistic theory; and a passionate belief in the central role of prosody for the analysis of speech. Four distinct sections (spoken corpora compilation; spoken corpora annotation; prosody; and syntax and information structure) give the book the structure in which the authors present innovative methodologies that focus on the compilation of third generation spoken corpora; multilevel spoken corpora annotation and its functions; and additionally a debate is initiated about the reference unit in the study of spoken language via information structure. The book is accompanied by a web site with a rich array of audio/video files. The web site can be found at the following address: DOI: 10.1075/

Subjects: Phonology; Pragmatics; Syntax; Corpus linguistics; Theoretical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Federal University of Minas Gerais

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