Using CPA to represent Spanish pronominal verbs in a learners’ dictionary

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Page350-361
AuthorIrene Renau, Paz Battaner
TitleUsing CPA to represent Spanish pronominal verbs in a learners’ dictionary
AbstractIn this paper, we deal with different aspects of Spanish pronominal verbs, which can be classified in various types that are often confused and mixed up in real usage. The question is considered a major linguistic problem because this particle has equivalences in the rest of the Romance languages, in spite of their differences. In particular, we will discuss the way in which se can be analysed from a corpus-driven approach for lexicographical use, and for this purpose we chose CPA (Hanks, 2004a) as a model of analysis. Our aim is to raise the question of whether CPA is an appropriate model to deal with pronominal verbs and if it is useful to represent them in a dictionary of Spanish as a foreign language. Finally, we also formulate a lexicographical proposal to represent this kind of constructions in the verb entries of a learner’s dictionary.
SessionCorpus-driven lexicography
KeywordsCorpus Pattern Analysis (CPA), learner's dictionaries, Spanish pronominal verbs
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-020,
author = {Irene Renau and Paz Battaner},
title = {Using CPA to represent Spanish pronominal verbs in a learners’ dictionary},
pages = {350--361},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},
}
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