Margit Breckle

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The ALesKo learner corpus is a small-scale comparable corpus consisting of two subcorpora: annotated essays by advanced Chinese learners of German and comparable essays by German native speakers. The motivation for its compilation was the investigation of discourse-related phenomena such as local coherence in second-language acquisition of German. After(More)
The sentence-initial constituent of declarative main clauses in German that immediately precedes the finite verb (the Vorfeld, ‘prefield’) is not grammatically determined, but is rather influenced by information structure i.e. the presentation of old and new information in a sentence. It contributes to local coherence – the fluency of a text on a(More)
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