[Lingtyp] Corpus studies of relativization
gil at shh.mpg.de
Mon Jun 4 09:44:31 UTC 2018
There have been corpus studies of relativization in Jakarta Indonesian
making use of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Jakarta Field Station corpus. A link to one reference is provided
below. (There may be other references, but I'm currently with a bad
internet connection and am unable to search.)
On 04/06/2018 10:58, Johanna NICHOLS wrote:
> We are looking for corpus studies of relativization in adult speech
> that report frequencies of relativization on different arguments.
> There seem to have been few since Fox 1987, most on English (some
> references below). Can anyone refer us to other work? Especially
> needed are languages with gap strategies and languages with
> ergativity, but all references appreciated. We'll summarize.
> Johanna Nichols
> for the Language Convergence Laboratory, Higher School of Economics,
> Fox, Barbara. 1987. The noun phrase accessibility hierarchy
> reinterpreted: Subject primary or the absolutive hypothesis? Language
> Fox, Barbara, and Sandra A. Thompson. 1990. A discourse explanation
> of the grammar of relative clauses in English conversation. /Language/
> Haspelmath, Martin. 1994. Passive participles across languages.
> Barbara A. Fox and Paul J. Hopper, eds., Voice: Form and function,
> 151-178. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
> Heider, Paul M., Jeruen E. Dery, and Douglas Roland. 2014. The
> processing of /it/ object relative clauses: Evidence against a
> fine-grained frequency account. /Journal of Memory and Language/ 75.58-76.
> Mak, Willem M., Wietske Vonk, and Herbert Schriefers. 2002. The
> influence of animacy on relative clause processing. /Journal of Memory
> and Language/ 47:50-68.
> Reali, Florencia, and Morten H. Christensen. 2007. Processing of
> relative clauses is made easier by frequency of occurrence. /Journal
> of Memory and Language /57:1.1-23.
> Roland, Douglas, Frederic Dick, and Jeffrey L. Elman. 2007. Frequency
> of basic English grammtical structures: A corpus analysis. /Journal of
> Memory and Language/ 57:3.348-379.
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