Making Sense of Corpus Data: a Case Study

AuthorSue B. T. Atkins, Beth Levin, Grace Song
TitleMaking Sense of Corpus Data: a Case Study
AbstractThis paper considers how corpus data is currently used in lexicography, and how it might be further exploited. We compare corpus evidence with entries in corpus-based dictionaries. The corpus evidence is difficult to understand and systematize. The dictionary entries are rich, but their coverage of the patterns is patchy. How can the facts in the corpus be made more amenable to systematic lexicographical treatment? We offer a theoretical analysis of the relevant aspect of verb behaviour and suggest that such analyses could facilitate the lexicographer's task and systematize lexicographical description.
SessionPART 3 - The Dictionary-Making Process
author = {Sue B. T. Atkins, Beth Levin, Grace Song},
title = {Making Sense of Corpus Data: a Case Study},
pages = {360-367},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},