Pam Peters

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The Australian National Corpus has been established in an effort to make currently scattered and relatively inaccessible data available to researchers through an online portal. In contrast to other national corpora, it is conceptualised as a linked collection of many existing and future language resources representing language use in Australia, unified(More)
Medical terms are a recognised problem in doctor-patient consultations. By contrast, the language difficulties of online healthcare documents are underestimated, even though patients are often encouraged to go to the internet for information. Literacy levels in the community vary, and for patients, carers and health workers with limited reading skills(More)
Collaborative planning by Australian researchers for a large national corpus presents us with quite diverse views on: (a) what a corpus is, (b) what research agendas it should support, (c) which varieties of discourse it should contain, (d) how many languages it could include, (e) how the material might be collected, and (f) what kinds of annotation are(More)
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