Re: Managing your corpus.
|From:||Amanda Babcock Furrow <langs@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 30, 2008, 4:08|
On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 01:39:38AM -0400, Parker Glynn-Adey wrote:
> It made me chuckle when I wrote it, but i do think it is a valid
> question. Maybe I should have phrased it "to what end" or "for what
> I could see some people keeping corpora for the purpose of seeing how
> word uses changes over time, or for showing off a variety of
> constructions, or for writing a dictionary around, or as a form of
I *want* to begin to keep track of my corpus - and plan to do so for
mirexu, which is the new branch on my language tree - for consistency.
My mërèchi corpus dates back to high school, and the one-word glosses
I often find in the dictionary some times give me absolutely zero idea
of what a word actually means ("even"? "such"?) If I could find the
(probably only one) place where I'd used the word before, I could write
a new definition that wasn't a calque of a hopelessly baroque English