Uncertainty in deliberate lexical interventions

Mélanie Maradan

Uncertainty in deliberate lexical interventions

Exploring Esperanto speakers’ opinions through corpora

Sprachwissenschaft, Volume 48

ISBN
978-3-7329-0690-1 9783732906901
Date of appearance
2020
Language
English
Binding
Paperback
Pages
372
Format
14.8 × 21.0 cm (B × H)
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68.00 €

Contents

Language managers in their different forms (language planners, terminologists, professional neologists …) have long tried to intervene in the lexical usage of speakers, with various degrees of success: Some of their lexical items (partly) penetrate language use, others do not. Based on electronic networks of practice of the Esperanto speech community, Mélanie Maradan establishes the foundation for a new method to extract speakers’ opinions on lexical items from text corpora. The method is intended as a tool for language managers to detect and explore in context the reasons why speakers might accept or reject lexical items.

Author

Mélanie Maradan holds a master’s degree in translation and terminology from the University of Geneva/Switzerland as well as a joint doctoral degree in multilingual information processing and philosophy (Dr. phil.) from the universities of Geneva and Hildesheim/Germany. Her research interests include planned languages (Esperanto studies) as well as neology and corpus linguistics. She works as a professional translator and terminologist in Switzerland.

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