Resource: Swedish Telegraphese Corpus

Reference Swedish Telegraphese Corpus
Date of Submission Sept. 2, 2014, 11:33 a.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 134-021-034-430-7
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text
Language English, Swedish
Size 5000 words
Access Medium hardDisk

Computer corpus of Swedish telegraphese language (with English interlinears and translation), compiled by Elisabeth Ahlsén (Linguistics, U. Göteborg), and analyzed (tagged & translated) and finalized by Jussi Niemi.

The Swedish Telegraphese Corpus is the product of a cross-linguistic study of telegraphic language produced by normal adult subjects (university students) to describe a set of states of affairs. The responses were gathered in written questionnaire format, and the states of affairs to be described were held semantically identical across the languages studied. A selection of published studies of the project is listed below.

Tesak, Jürgen, Jussi Niemi & Päivi Koivuselkä-Sallinen: Telegraphese and ellipsis in German and Finnish: A comparison. In: C. Mair & M. Markus (eds.), New Departures in Contrastive Linguistics. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft, Anglistische Reihe Band 5. Innsbruck 1992. Pp. 75-83.
Koivuselkä-Sallinen, Päivi, Jussi Niemi & Jürgen Tesak (1993): Word Order in Simple Structures in Finnish and German. In: A. Crochetiere, J.-C. Boulanger & C. Ouellon (eds.), Actes du Xve Congres International des Linguistes, Quebec, Universite Laval, 9-14 aout 1992/Proceedings of the Xvth International Congress of Linguists, Quebec, Universite Laval, 9-14 August 1992. Sainte-Foy: PU Laval, 1993, Vol. III, pp. 489-492.
Tesak, Jürgen, Elisabeth Ahlsén, Gábor Györi, Päivi Koivuselkä-Sallinen, Jussi Niemi & Livia Tonelli: Patterns of ellipsis in telegraphese: A study of six languages. Folia Linguistica 24: 297-316 (1995).
Niemi, Jussi, Jürgen Tesak & Päivi Koivuselkä-Sallinen: Telegraphic style and agrammatism in Finnish and German. In: L. Heltoft & H. Haberland (eds.), Proceedings of the Thirteenth Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics. Department of Language and Culture, Roskilde University (1996). Pp. 483 - 493.
Tesak, Jürgen & Jussi Niemi: Telegraphese and agrammatism: A cross-linguistic study. Aphasiology 11: 145-155 (1997).

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