Language corpora; word frequency distributions; how these vary across language varieties, and how they relate to syntactic and lexical hypotheses; corpus interfaces; automatic and semi-automatic lexical acquisition from corpora; using the web as a corpus.
The lexicon; its structure; lexical resources, including published dictionaries; how lexicographers write dictionaries, how they determine what meanings a word has, and how this relates to theoretical discussions of ambiguity and computational work on word sense disambiguation.
Relations between lexicons and corpora.
Current and recent research includes:
- word lists for language learning; word frequency lists
- automatically finding lexical information in large corpora
- using the web as a source of linguistic data
- measuring similarity between language corpora
- polysemy, metonymy, metaphor, norms and exploitations: the structure
and potential of word meanings
Walking, preferably up and down mountains. Reading novels. Sunday morning football with the seven-year-olds.
Email: Adam _(at)_ lexmasterclass dot com
Last modified: 07 February 2013