LINGUIST List 23.619

Mon Feb 06 2012

Software: Great Corpus of French language Grammars...

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <>

Date: 16-Jan-2012
From: rosemonde mathieu <>
Subject: Great Corpus of French language Grammars...
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Dear Colleagues,

As a publisher we would like to submit an announcement regarding a newdatabase:

The Grand Corpus des grammaires françaises, des remarques et des traitéssur la langue XIVe-XVIIe siècles (Great Corpus of French language Grammars,Commentaries and Treatises on language (14th-17th centuries)), which groupstogether in one database the Corpus of French Renaissance grammars, theCorpus of French 17th century grammars and the Corpus of remarks on theFrench language (17th Century). This is close to representing all theFrench grammars of the 14th to 17th centuries. Each grammar is presentedboth in a digitalised format identical to the original version and also asa fac-simile. The Great Corpus is unique in that it allows research rangingfrom basic reference to in-depth academic research, according to therequirements of researchers and students. For instance, the user will beable to direct his/her research towards a detailed analysis of textualstructure based on the complete text: analysis of different words, of themeta-text or of meta-linguistic terms. He/she will also be able toinvestigate the pre-texts, post-texts, chapters, sub-chapters, paragraphs,notes only (the editor's and author’s notes, the marginalia, etc.) as wellas examples and quotations.

Other illustrations of the search engine’s functionalities: furtherresearch can be carried out on the actual author of the grammar (accordingto the date of composition, edition and publication, etc.) or on an authorreferred to in the grammar as the source of an example, quotation, opinionor similarly as a historical or mythological character. Hundreds ofcombinations are therefore possible, allowing everyone to use the GreatCorpus according to his/her own needs, whether they be basic, on the spotqueries, or part of more detailed research over a longer period of time.

Created by a team of internationally recognised researchers, the GreatCorpus is an essential resource for every consultation or research library.For the purpose of systematic study, the three constitutive resources ofthe Great Corpus offer teachers, researchers and students a vast range ofresearch tools: full text research, authors’ thesaurus (5 categories) andbook titles (3 categories), examples and quotations thesaurus. The GreatCorpus provides an opportunity of composing one’s own working corpus,extracting and exporting the results. Such an exceptional collection willclearly contribute to improve research in the history of the Frenchlanguage and the history of French linguistic ideas.

Please feel free to contact Rosemonde Mathieu for any further information, orvisit our website at the following URL:

Classiques Garnier Digital6, rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris FrancePhone: +33 1 43 26 16 58 - Fax: +33 1 44 41 01 36

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics History of Linguistics Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra) French, Middle (frm) French, Old (fro)

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