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Technological Applications to Linguistic Research: A Corpus Analysis of Frequency Adverbials
Roberto Mayoral Hernández and Asier Alcázar
242-253 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper shows that gender, language variety, and genre influence the position of frequency adverbials in Spanish, independently of the underlying syntactic structure assumed (Cinque 1999, Kovacci 1999). This variationist study incorporates new technological applications to traditional linguistic analysis (Marcos Marín 1995). The data sample was extracted from the online corpus CREA. The development of new software tools by the authors made it possible to automatically extract, select, and annotate the data. The position of frequency adverbials proves to be an interesting indicator of stylistic differences between Spain and Latin America, while pointing out the existing social distinctions related to gender.

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Selected Proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Joseph Collentine, Maryellen García, Barbara Lafford, and Francisco Marcos Marín
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