This and that in native and learner English: From typology of use to tagset characterisation

Abstract : Learner corpus research is now faced with a multiplicity of tagsets. It is therefore difficult to carry out cross-corpus analysis due to the variety of tags used for each part-of-speech (POS). In this paper, we envisage this issue through a specific linguistic point. We propose a typology of uses in both native and non-native corpora. Various tagsets are analysed so as to measure the relevance of the linguistic information provided for this and that. Overall, a comparative analysis of this and that in tagsets is proposed and the benefits and flaws of manual fine-grained annotation versus automatic annotation are assessed. This study comes as a first step towards automated annotation of this and that in various corpora as this process would pave the way to corpus interoperability at POS level.
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Thomas Gaillat. This and that in native and learner English: From typology of use to tagset characterisation. Granger Sylviane; Gilquin Gaëtanelle; Meunier Fanny. Twenty years of learner research: looking back, moving ahead Proceedings of the First Learner Corpus Research Conference (LCR 2011), Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 2013. ⟨hal-01171279⟩

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