LINGUIST List 25.5085

Sat Dec 13 2014

Confs: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis/France

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Date: 12-Dec-2014
From: Meri Larjavaara <meri.larjavaaraabo.fi>
Subject: Grammar of Genres and Styles: Which Approaches to Prefer?
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Grammar of Genres and Styles: Which Approaches to Prefer?

Date: 16-Jan-2015 - 16-Jan-2015
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Dominique Legallois
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This Conscila Study day devoted to the study of grammar and stylistics of discourse genre, aims to bring together researchers in linguistics or NLP whose work focuses on the identification of lexico- grammatical textual features.

Thierry Charnois (University of Paris 13, LIPN), Sascha Diwersy (Universität zu Köln), Meri Larjavaara (Åbo Akademi), Dominique Legallois (University of Caen, Crisco)

Meeting email: dominique.legalloisunicaen.fr

In recent years, automatic text analysis has enabled a more accurate identification of lexical and grammatical features of texts and genres. There are two main approaches, the first being more widespread than the second :

1. The paradigmatic approach rests upon the quantification of morpho-syntactic categories. For instance, in his work on oral discourse in the academic community, Biber 2006 uncovers the over-usage (in comparison with written discourse) of first person pronouns, of evaluative expressions ('mental' verbs, modal adverbs, etc.), of WH- questions, etc. By means of factorisation, it is possible to determine a set of properties particular to a specific genre.

2. The syntagmatic approach focuses on the combination of lexical units, the identification of preferred, or dispreferred, syntagmatic segments by genre. To give an illustration of this, consider the lexico-grammatical structure named 'pattern' or motif in Quiniou et al, ce N si ADJ et si ADJ (lit : That N so ADJ and so ADJ). This semantico-evaluative pattern is specific to the 19th century genre of Memoirs, in comparison with Travel narrative, Novels, Correspondence, Essays of the same period :

Oh ! Tant mieux, tant mieux de n' être pas bornés par 'ce temps si court et si triste' ! (lit : that time so short and so sad) E. de Guérin, Journal (1834-1840)

Program:

See http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/conscilaGenres/

16 janvier 2014 - Université Paris 3, salle 410 (4ème étage), Campus Censier, 13 rue de Santeuil, Paris

9h30 – 10h00
T. Charnois (LIPN, Université Paris 13), S. Diwersy (Université de Cologne, Allemagne), M. Larjavaara (Åbo Akademi, Finlande), D. Legallois (Crisco, Université de Caen)
Présentation

10h00 -10h40
M. Krazem (Université de Bourgogne)
Pourquoi la grammaire a besoin de réfléchir sur les genres : le cas des absences de sujet de première et deuxième personne (Résumé)

10h40-11h20
C. Schnedecker (LiLPa, Université de Strasbourg)
Chaînes de référence et identification des genres (Résumé)

11h20-12h00
E. Lapshinova-Koltunski, M. Zampieri (Saarland University)
Assessing Genre and Method Variation in Translation Using Computational Techniques (Résumé)

12h00-14h00 déjeuner

14h00-14h40
J. Pérez-Guerra et A. E. Martínez-Insua (University of Vigo)
A diachronic constructional analysis of English registers: grammar and style hand in hand (Résumé)

14h40-15h20
S. Augendre, A. Kupsc, C. Mathon, G. Boyé (CLLE-ERSS, Université de Toulouse)
Commentaires sportifs : des caractéristiques syntaxiques propres et des contraintes générales (Résumé)

15h20-15h50 pause

15h50-16h30
F. Frontini, M. Amine Boukhaled, J-G Ganascia (LIP6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
Linguistic Pattern Extraction and Analysis for Classic French Plays (Résumé)

16h30-17h10
D. Longrée (LASLA, Université de Liège), S. Mellet (BCL, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Dépasser l’opposition « paradigmatique » / « syntagmatique » : pour une grammaire topologique des genres et des styles (Résumé)

17h10-17h45
Discussion/conclusions/perspectives



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