Register emergence and register change in Germanic
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Beier, Phil; Schnelle, Gohar; Unverzagt, Silke; Norde, Muriel; Zeige, Lars Erik (2023) BiNoKo V. 1.0 Birgitta-Notker-Korpus [DOI] [ViVo]
The Birgitta-Notker-Korpus (BiNoKo) is a resource dedicated to comparative research on historical registers. The corpus comprises two sources: The Old High German Book of Psalms by Notker III of Saint Gall and the Old Swedish Revelations of Birgitta of Sweden. The subcorpus of Birgitta's Revelations and the subcorpus of Notker's Psalms are available as separate zip files. The corpus format is ANNIS. For local installation, use ANNIS Desktop. The documentation for ANNIS can be found here:
The guidelines (see 'related identifiers') are published in REALIS 2/3 and include information about the corpus design, annotation layers, meta data, and annotation principles.
Pescuma, Valentina Nicole; Serova, Dina; Lukassek, Julia; Sauermann, Antje; Schäfer, Roland; Adli, Aria; Bildhauer, Felix; Egg, Markus; Hülk, Kristina; Ito, Aine; Jannedy, Stefanie; Kordoni, Valia; Kühnast, Milena; Kutscher, Silvia; Lange, Robert; Lehmann, Nico; Liu, Mingya; Lütke, Beate; Maquate, Katja; Mooshammer, Christine; Mortezapour, Vahid; Müller, Stefan; Norde, Muriel; Pankratz, Elizabeth; Patarroyo, Angela Giovanna; Plesca, Ana-Maria; Ronderos, Camilo R.; Rotter, Stephanie; Sauerland, Uli; Schulte, Britta; Schüppenhauer, Gediminas; Sell, Bianca Maria; Solt, Stephanie; Terada, Megumi; Tsiapou, Dimitra; Verhoeven, Elisabeth; Weirich, Melanie; Wiese, Heike; Zaruba, Kathy; Zeige, Lars Erik; Lüdeling, Anke; Knoeferle, Pia; Schnelle, Gohar (2023) Situating language register across the ages, languages, modalities, and cultural aspects: Evidence from complementary methods In: Frontiers in Psychology [DOI] [PDF] [ViVo]In the present review paper by members of the collaborative research center ‘Register: Language Users’ Knowledge of SituationalFunctional Variation’ (CRC 1412), we assess the pervasiveness of register phenomena across different time periods, languages, modalities, and cultures. We define ‘register’ as recurring variation in language use depending on the function of language and on the social situation. Informed by rich data, we aim to better understand and model the knowledge involved in situation- and function-based use of language register. In order to achieve this goal, we are using complementary methods and measures. In the review, we start by clarifying the concept of ‘register’, by reviewing the state of the art, and by setting out our methods and modeling goals. Against this background, we discuss three key challenges, two at the methodological level and one at the theoretical level: 1. To better uncover registers in text and spoken corpora, we propose changes to established analytical approaches. 2. To tease apart between-subject variability from the linguistic variability at issue (intra-individual situation based register variability), we use within-subject designs and the modeling of individuals’ social, language, and educational background. 3. We highlight a gap in cognitive modeling, viz. modeling the mental representations of register (processing), and present our first attempts at filling this gap. We argue that the targeted use of multiple complementary methods and measures supports investigating the pervasiveness of register phenomena and yields comprehensive insights into the cross-methodological robustness of register-related language variability. These comprehensive insights in turn provide a solid foundation for associated cognitive modeling. Beier, Phil; Schnelle, Gohar; Unverzagt, Silke; Norde, Muriel; Zeige, Lars Erik (2023) Guidelines for the Birgitta-Notker-Korpus (BiNoKo) In: REALIS: Register Aspects of Language in Situation [DOI] [ViVo]The Birgitta-Notker-Korpus (BiNoKo) is a resource dedicated to comparative research on historical registers. These guidelines include information about the corpus design, annotation layers, meta data, and annotation principles. The corpus comprises two sources: The Old High German Book of Psalms by Notker III of Saint Gall and the Old Swedish Revelations of Birgitta of Sweden. Schnelle, Gohar; Lüdeling, Anke; Odebrecht, Carolin (2023) Historische Korpora in sprachhistorisch orientierter germanistischer Hochschullehre In: Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur [DOI] [ViVo] Abstract
This paper argues for incorporating corpus data into the teaching of historical linguistics. While deeply annotated historical corpora are becoming available and corpus data is already widely used to answer various research questions, corpora are as yet rarely used in teaching. We believe they are ideally suited to make the variation in historical data transparent and help students to explore contexts and parameters. In our first study, we show how the KaJuK corpus and its more elaborated version, the GiesKaNe corpus, can be exploited to study adverbial sentences. Using the RIDGES corpus, the second study deals with phrasal and lexical development. Both studies focus on explaining the method and its extension to other corpora and research questions.
Ihden, Sarah; Schnelle, Gohar; Schröder, Ingrid; Zeige, Lars Erik (2023) Der Verbund ‚Deutsch Diachron Digital. Referenzkorpora zur deutschen Sprachgeschichte' In: Neue Entwicklungen in der Korpuslandschaft der Germanistik. [ViVo] Schnelle, Gohar; Lehmann, Nico; Marklová, Anna (2022) Reading circle terminology In: CRC 1412 – Spring Retreat 2022 [ViVo] Schnelle, Gohar; Beier, Phil (2021) Register dependent variation. Instructions in Notker’s Psalterium and the Revelations of St. Birgitta In: Intra-Writer Variation in Historical Sociolinguistics FAU Erlangen [PDF] [ViVo] Schnelle, Gohar (2020) Identification of early Old High German registers by lexical features In: Kolloquium SFB1412 (2020) [ViVo]