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

Seino van Breugel seinobreugel at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 20:59:46 EDT 2019


Dear Juergen,

At the end of this month, my book *Atong Texts: Glossed, Translated and
Annotated Narratives in a Tibeto-Burman Language of Meghalaya, Northeast
India *will be published by Brill. I think that some of the texts in this
book will be very useful to you.

Kind regards,

Seino


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 03:02 Bohnemeyer, Juergen <jb77 at buffalo.edu> wrote:

> 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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