Databases designed for investigating specific phenomena.
Brown, DP, Tiberius, C, Chumakina, M, Corbett, GG 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 978-3-11-019308-4Full text not available from this repository.
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:||09 Jun 2014 13:32|
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