[Lingtyp] Corpus studies of relativization
holger.diessel at uni-jena.de
Mon Jun 4 10:32:37 UTC 2018
Here are two corpus studies on RCs in English, German and Arabic that
include frequency information on relativization:
Daniel Wiechmann. 2015. Understanding relative clauses: A usage-based
view on the processing of complex constructions. Berlin: Mouton de
Zainab Marzouk Al-Zaghir. 2013. Relativisation and Accessibility: A
Corpus Analysis of Relative Clauses in Arabic Written Texts. PhD
Thesis. University of Otago.
Zitat von Johanna NICHOLS <johanna at berkeley.edu>:
> 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, Moscow
> 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*
> 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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