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Databases designed for investigating specific phenomena.

Brown, DP, Tiberius, C, Chumakina, M, Corbett, Greville G. and Krasovitsky, A (2009) Databases designed for investigating specific phenomena. In: The Use of Databases in Cross-Linguistic Studies. Empirical Approaches to Language Typology, 41 . Mouton De Gruyter, 117 - 154. ISBN 978-3-11-019308-4

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In this chapter we consider databases which have been constructed to investigate particular linguistic phenomena. Data entered into a database with little thought or attention to its categorisation are at best usless, and in the worst case harmful if used to make spurious generalizations. So there is a requirement that we are explicit about our analyses and the phenomena under investigation, and that serious thought is given to the structure of the database.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computers, syncretism, diachrony
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 10:16

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