Laying the Foundations for a Diachronic Dictionary of Tunis Arabic: a First Glance at an Evolving New Language Resource

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Page377-387
AuthorKarlheinz Mörth, Stephan Procházka, Ines Dallaji
TitleLaying the Foundations for a Diachronic Dictionary of Tunis Arabic: a First Glance at an Evolving New Language Resource
AbstractArabic lexicography has a long tradition. However, at the time of writing this report, there exist only a very few digital products, let alone products documenting Arabic dialects. Our paper presents the TUNICO project (Linguistic Dynamics in the Greater Tunis Area) and digital language resources which are being produced as part of the project. The TUNICO working group is working on a digital diachronic dictionary of Tunis Arabic which is being compiled as part of a larger linguistic endeavour to document the variety of the Tunisian capital. One of the interesting features of the project is that it draws on a number of heterogeneous sources: text books, grammatical descriptions and a corpus of spoken youth language which is currently being compiled. In this project, the dictionary is used as an analytical tool, as a research instrument, by integrating the various sources into one new coherent language resource thus allowing researchers to gain unprecedented insights in material that partly has been available for quite some time.
SessionLexicography and Language Technologies
KeywordseLexicgraphy, diachronic lexicography, lexicography tools
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2014-027,
author={Karlheinz Mörth and Stephan Procházka and Ines Dallaji},
title={Laying the Foundations for a Diachronic Dictionary of Tunis Arabic: a First Glance at an Evolving New Language Resource},
pages={377-387},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2014},
month={jul},
date={15-19},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},
isbn={978-88-88906-97-3},
}
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