GerManC

Title

GerManC

Author

Martin Durrell; Paul Bennett; Silke Scheible; Richard J. Whitt

Availability

Distributed by the University of Oxford under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is a very liberal license that grants certain rights for non-commercial use, especially your right to use GerManC for your own research, but also reserves certain rights for the original creators of GerManC.

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Languages

German

Editorial Practice

Encoding format: TEI Lite P5 XML; GATE XML; GATE column format; plain text

OTA keywords

Linguistic corpora
Corpus

LC keywords

Linguistics
Linguistics analysis (Linguistics)

Extent
  • designation: CollectionText
  • size: 1352 files: ca. 1.3 GB
Creation Date

1650-1800

Source Description

Expanded and revised version of http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/2537

Various: see documentation in the download package. :

Following the model of the ARCHER corpus and given the aim of representativeness, the GerManC corpus consists of text samples of about 2000 words from eight genres: drama, newspapers, sermons and personal letters (to represent orally oriented registers) and narrative prose (fiction or non-fiction), scholarly (i.e. humanities), scientific and legal texts (to represent more print-oriented registers). In order to facilitate tracing historical developments, the whole period was divided into fifty year sections (in this case 1650-1700, 1700-1750 and 1750-1800), and an equal number of texts from each genre was selected for each of these sub-periods.

The complete corpus thus consists of 360 samples, comprising approximately 800,000 words. Appendix 1 in the download package contains a lists of the files in the corpus with full documentation in an Excel spreadsheet.

Notes

Publications based on the data include:

  • Martin Durrell, Astrid Ensslin and Paul Bennett, "The GerManC project", In: Sprache und Datenverarbeitung 31 (2007), 71-80.
  • Martin Durrell, Astrid Ensslin und Paul Bennett, "Zur Standardisierung der Adjektivflexion im Deutschen im 18. Jahrhundert". In: W. Czachur and M. Czyzewska (eds.), Vom Wort zum Text. Studien zur deutschen Sprache und Kultur. Festschrift für Professor Józef Wiktorowicz zum 65. Geburtstag. Warszawa, Instytut Germanistyki Uniwersitetu Warszawskiego, 2008, pp. 259-267.
  • Martin Durrell, Astrid Ensslin und Paul Bennett, "Zeitungen und Sprachausgleich im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert." In: Werner Besch & Thomas Klein (eds.), "Der Schreiber als Dolmetsch. Sprachliche Umsetzungstechniken beim binnensprachlichen Transfer im Mittelalter und der frühen Neuzeit. Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie 127 (Sonderheft), 2008, pp. 263-279.
  • Astrid Ensslin, '"Im Unterhause abscheulich groß Getöse". Representations of 18th century British parliamentary democrac y in early modern German newspaper discourse and their treatment of borrowings from English'. In: Pfalzgraf, Falco & Rash, Felicity (eds.), "Anglo-German Literary Relations". Bern, etc.: Peter Lang (= Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik, Reihe A: Kongressberichte, Band 98), 2008, pp. 73-96.
  • Alexandra Lenz, Zur Syntax und Semantik von Besitzwechselverben im Deutschen. Kognitive, variationslinguistische, sprachgeschichtliche und sprachvergleichende Analysen. Monograph to appear 2010.
  • Konstantin Niehaus, "Der attributive Genitiv im Neuhochdeutschen". Unpublished M.A, thesis, Universität Augsburg, September 2009.
  • Silke Scheible, Richard J. Whitt, Martin Durrell, and Paul Bennett. 2011. "Investigating diachronic grammatical variation in Early Modern German. Evidence from the GerManC corpus". In: Marek Konopka, Jacqueline Kubczak, Christian Mair, Frantisek Sticha, and Ulrich H. Waßner (eds.), Grammatik und Korpora 2009, Korpuslinguistik und interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Sprache, Band 1, Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2011, pp. 539-549.
  • Elvira Topalovi , "Perfekt II und Plusquamperfekt II. Zur historischen Kontinuität doppelter Perfektbildungen im Deutschen". Claudine Moulin, Fausto Ravida & Nikolaus Ruge (eds.): Sprache in der Stadt. Akten der 25. Tagung des Internationalen Arbeitskreises Historische Stadtsprachenforschung. Luxemburg, 11.-13. Oktober 2007. Heidelberg: Winter.

Permanent URL

http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/2544