Assessing Annotated Corpora as Research Output
Nick Thieberger, Anna Margetts, Stephen Morey, Simon Musgrave
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
The increasing importance of language documentation as a paradigm in linguistic research means that many linguists now spend substantial amounts of time preparing digital corpora of language data for long-term access. Benefits of this development include: (i) making analyses accountable to the primary material on which they are based; (ii) providing future researchers with a body of linguistic material to analyse in ways not foreseen by the original collector of the data; and, equally importantly, (iii) acknowledging the responsibility of the linguist to create records that can be accessed by the speakers of the language and by their descendants.