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0. Introduction The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS, Haspelmath et al. 2005) is a large-scale “database of databases” consisting of 141 typological databases, covering a wide range of grammatical features, joined into one composite resource through the use of a common metadata scheme. While this metadata scheme ensures interoperability among(More)
At the MPI for Psycholinguistics a large archive with language resources has been created with contributions from many different individual researchers and research projects. All of these resources, in particular annotated media streams and multimedia lexica, are accessible via the web and can be utilized with the help of web-based utilization frameworks.(More)
It has been noticed that indefinite descriptions with the Spanish determiner unos (“one.PL”) have a group denotation (Villalta 1994). That meaning has been explained within DRT (Laca and Tasmowski 1996, Gutiérrez Rexach 2001). Unos introduces a group referent variable in the discourse, which is associated to an atomic condition and does not trigger(More)
From the foods we eat and the houses we construct, to our religious practices and political organization, to who we can marry and the types of games we teach our children, the diversity of cultural practices in the world is astounding. Yet, our ability to visualize and understand this diversity is limited by the ways it has been documented and shared: on a(More)
1 Volkswagenstiftung Förderinitiative Documentation of Endangered Languages – Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen (DoBeS) 3 Summary This project will investigate the relative frequencies of core parts of speech, such as nouns, verbs, and pronouns, in spoken language corpora of seven languages that represent a wide range of areal and typological diversity. We(More)
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