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Analyzing lexical change in diachronic corpora

  • This thesis consists of the following three papers that all have been published in international peer-reviewed journals: Chapter 3: Koplenig, Alexander (2015c). The Impact of Lacking Metadata for the Measurement of Cultural and Linguistic Change Using the Google Ngram Data Sets—Reconstructing the Composition of the German Corpus in Times of WWII. Published in: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [doi:10.1093/llc/fqv037] Chapter 4: Koplenig, Alexander (2015b). Why the quantitative analysis of dia-chronic corpora that does not consider the temporal aspect of time-series can lead to wrong conclusions. Published in: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [doi:10.1093/llc/fqv030] Chapter 5: Koplenig, Alexander (2015a). Using the parameters of the Zipf–Mandelbrot law to measure diachronic lexical, syntactical and stylistic changes – a large-scale corpus analysis. Published in: Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter. [doi:10.1515/cllt-2014-0049] Chapter 1 introduces the topic by describing and discussing several basic concepts relevant to the statistical analysis of corpus linguistic data. Chapter 2 presents a method to analyze diachronic corpus data and a summary of the three publications. Chapters 3 to 5 each represent one of the three publications. All papers are printed in this thesis with the permission of the publishers.

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Author:Alexander KoplenigORCiDGND
Publisher:Universität Mannheim
Place of publication:Mannheim
Referee:Stefan EngelbergORCiDGND, Martin Hilpert
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Year of first Publication:2016
Date of Publication (online):2016/05/23
Date of final exam:2016/05/11
Reviewstate:Qualifikationsarbeit (Dissertation, Habilitationsschrift)
Research ressource:http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/ZQPWCI
GND Keyword:Korpus <Linguistik>; Sprachgeschichte; Sprachwandel; Text Mining; Wortschatz
Page Number:80
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Quantitative Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Keine kommerzielle Nutzung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland