Researching Heritage Language: Challenges in the acquisition and annotation of a multi-lingual, multi-register heritage language corpus

with Prof. Anke Luedeling, Humboldt University, Berlin

Tue, November 13, 2018 | BUR 337

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This methodological talk presents work in progress. 

Heritage language - languages other than the majority language(s), typically spoken in home - change because of the close contact with the majority language (among other reasons). As a result, they may differ in many respects from the languages spoken in the countries of origin. The RUEG network analyzes the status of noncanonical phenomena in heritage speakers' two languages. 

Prof. Luedeling will discuss these challenges and show how the data can be stored in a flexible and powerful corpus architecture, which can be explited for analyzing different grammatical and text-structural properties in four registers of hertiage languages and majority languages. 

Sponsored by: Linguistics Research Center, Germanic Studies, and the Texas Language Center

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