On Data (Column)

Lefebvre, Claire (2000). « On Data (Column) ». Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 15(2), pp. 313-337.

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Résumé

In the recent literature in creole studies, several facets of the problem surrounding linguistic data have been at the heart of controversies. For example, some authors have raised the problem of what constitutes a linguistic fact in creole studies (e.g., Bickerton, 1996; DeGraff, 2000). Others have raised the question of whether historical texts constitute a valid source of data for linguistic analysis (e.g., Muysken, 1995). The problem of inconsistencies in some types of linguistic data has also been addressed. This paper is a discussion on data, based on some thirty years of experience in data collection and analysis, mainly carried out on Quechua, French, Martinican Creole, Haitian Creole, and Fongbe. The paper is organized around three major themes: the non-neutral character of linguistic data, how to overcome the limits of particular databases, and the problem of “inconsistencies

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: data, linguistic fact, databases
Unité d'appartenance: Instituts > Institut des sciences cognitives (ISC)
Déposé par: Claire Lefebvre
Date de dépôt: 27 mars 2007
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:03
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/263

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