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Title: Demonstrative Anaphors in Hindi Newspaper Reportage
Subtitle: A corpus-based study
Written By: Srija Sinha
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 60
Description:

The purpose of this study has been to investigate, using the methodology of
corpus linguistics, the phenomenon of discourse anaphora in Hindi,
focussing on demonstrative elements. This research also evaluates the
potential effectiveness of an annotation scheme for Hindi, which is based
on the distinctive-feature paradigm, and has been developed in this study
relying essentially on Botley’s (2000) annotation scheme devised for English.

The study begins with a literature review, and an examination of approaches
to demonstrative anaphors, which presents the key facts and points of
interest concerning demonstrative forms in Hindi, and reviews an existing
model (Botley, 2000). Botley’s work provides the blueprint for the
annotation scheme for Hindi demonstratives used in this dissertation. A
subsequent pilot study introduces refinements and alterations in the scheme
for an adequate description of Hindi demonstratives, and shows how the use
of this annotation scheme enables the categorization of demonstrative use
with a high degree of precision, simultaneously highlighting key issues and
limitations of the study. The study continues with a comprehensive and
detailed report of the construction and annotation of a 100,000-word Hindi
corpus, which is comprised of newspaper articles.

The annotated corpus is amenable to the application of quantitative
methods. Statistical tests are carried out on it, and the results obtained
are discussed in detail with regard to comparison of features. The
statistical results on anaphoric use in Hindi are also compared and
contrasted with the counts obtained for a comparable corpus of English,
reported in Botley (2000). The primary goal is to develop an annotation
scheme for Hindi to the extent that it is both useful, and usable, for
further linguistic research, and to this end some key theoretical points
are successfully examined, enhanced by a statistical perspective. The
superiority of corpus-based research is demonstrated, and the inextricable
link between theory and data highlighted.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Hindi
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783895860348
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 153
Prices: Europe EURO 58.00