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Title:
The IPP effect in Afrikaans: a corpus analysis
Author:
Liesbeth Augustinus: Centre for Computational Linguistics, University of Leuven, Belgium Peter Dirix: Centre for Computational Linguistics, University of Leuven, Belgium and Nuance Communications, Inc.
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2013
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Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16
Issue:
085
Article no.:
020
Pages:
213-225
No. of pages:
13
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Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-05-17
ISBN:
978-91-7519-589-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
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Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Compared to well-resourced languages such as English and Dutch; NLP tools for linguistic analysis in Afrikaans are still not abundant. In order to facilitate corpus-based linguistic research for Afrikaans; we are creating a treebank based on the Taalkommissie corpus. We adapted a tokenizer and a shallow parser; while using a TnT tagger to do part-of-speech annotation. A first linguistic phenomenon we are investigating is the occurrence of infinitivus pro participio (IPP) in Afrikaans. IPP refers to constructions with a perfect auxiliary; in which an infinitive appears instead of the expected past participle. The phenomenon has been studied extensively in Dutch and German; but studies on Afrikaans IPP triggers are sparse. In contrast to the former two languages; it is often mentioned in the literature that in Afrikaans; IPP occurs optionally. We want to check this statement doing a corpus analysis.

Keywords: Afrikaans; tokenizer; parser; chunker; corpus search tool; IPP

Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16

Author:
Liesbeth Augustinus, Peter Dirix
Title:
The IPP effect in Afrikaans: a corpus analysis
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Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16

Author:
Liesbeth Augustinus, Peter Dirix
Title:
The IPP effect in Afrikaans: a corpus analysis
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