[Lingtyp] Glossed corpora of languages w/o grammaticalized definiteness marking

Bohnemeyer, Juergen jb77 at buffalo.edu
Thu Jun 6 16:02:27 EDT 2019


Dear colleagues — An advisee of mine is looking for glossed texts to investigate the use of strategies alternative to grammaticalized definiteness marking. Basically, she’s trying to identify about half a dozen genealogically and areally unrelated languages each of which meets all of the following criteria:

1. The language lacks grammaticalized definiteness marking. 

2. A text or corpus of texts is available for the language that has Leipzig-standard interlinear glosses and translations in English or Spanish.

3. The text (corpus) comprises at least about 1000 clauses, but ideally twice that or more.

4. The individual texts should be long-ish and their referring expressions shouldn’t be predominately proper names. 

If you’re aware of a language so resourced, please let me know!

Many thanks! — Juergen


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