Exploring new high german texts for evidence of phrasemes

Mahlow, Cerstin and Juska-Bacher, Britta. (2011) Exploring new high german texts for evidence of phrasemes. Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics, 26 (2). pp. 115-126.

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Most dictionaries containing phraseological information are restricted to a synchronic perspective. Diachronic information on structural, semantic, and pragmatic change over time has to be reconstructed by a time-consuming consultation of various dictionaries providing only punctual insights. In the OLdPhras, project we construct an online dictionary for diachronic phraseology in German from ca. 1650 to the present by combining dic- tionary exploration with corpus-based methods. This paper highlights some challenges we have met: How to select the interesting phrasemes, i.e., those that underwent some change? How to deal with historical cor- pora? How to include different kinds of phraseme variation? We present a semi-automatic corpus-based approach for the investigation of phraseme development. We argue for a combination of dictionary exploration and corpus-based methods to provide reliable and extensive information about the diachronic development of German phrasemes.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (H├Ącki Buhofer)
UniBasel Contributors:Juska-Bacher, Britta and Mahlow, Cerstin Elisabeth
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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