Toxic words and political discourse

By Graham J Noble | Mar 7, 2017 Anyone who spends time on social media platforms or in the comments sections of any media website has learned that if one expects a civil discussion – better stick to sports. The level of animosity between online political foes has reached almost fever-pitch. Even news stories not directly related to political issues have become fertile ground for bashing President Trump or clobbering Democrats, depending on your point of view. This verbal punching has gradually become more and more toxic. It’s no longer…

Sarcasm SIGN: Sarcasm interpretation corpus

We are happy to announce the release of the Sarcasm SIGN corpus: a parallel corpus of sarcastic tweets and their non-sarcastic interpretations, as created by human experts (3000 tweets annotated by their authors with the hashtag #sarcasm, 5 human translations per tweet). The corpus was created as part of the paper: Sarcasm SIGN: Interpreting Sarcasm with Sentiment Based Monolingual Machine Translation, Lotem Peled and Roi Reichart, ACL 2017 (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1704.06836.pdf) The corpus and the project details can be found at: https://github.com/lotemp/SarcasmSIGN Sarcasm SIGN dataset, a parallel corpus of sarcastic tweets and their non-sarcastic…

Fifth Grammatical Framework Summer School 2017

Riga, Latvia, 14-25 August 2017 http://school.grammaticalframework.org/2017/ Grammatical Framework (GF) is a grammar formalism and a programming language for the development of multilingual computational grammars. It is based on the idea of a shared abstract syntax and mappings between the abstract syntax and concrete languages. GF grammars are bi-directional; however, they are particularly well suited for language generation. What makes the development of GF application grammars rapid and flexible is the general-purpose GF resource grammar library which currently covers more than 30 languages implementing the same abstract syntax, a shared syntactic…

[Article – Greek] Τα γλωσσικά μιάσματα της χούντας

ΕΝΤΥΠΗ ΕΚΔΟΣΗ Χατζημωυσιάδης Παναγιώτης Δημοσίευση: 21 Απριλίου 2017 19:00 Η απλή καθαρεύουσα της χούντας είναι ένα γλωσσικό υβρίδιο. Βλοσυρή, αγέλαστη, άκαμπτη, μισαλλόδοξη, διατακτική και σε κάθε περίπτωση μουμιοποιημένη. Μια κατασκευασμένη, ανύπαρκτη γλώσσα, που ελλείψει σταθερού σημείου αναφοράς νιώθει την ανάγκη να επικαλείται τη νομοθεσία ως γλωσσικό παράδειγμά της Ποιο ρόλο έπαιξε η δικτατορία στην εξέλιξη των γλωσσικών πραγμάτων; Ποια θέση πήρε στο χρονίζον γλωσσικό ζήτημα; Ποιες εκπαιδευτικές πολιτικές εφάρμοσε στη γλωσσική διδασκαλία; Όσο φιλολογίζοντα κι αν ηχούν τα ερωτήματα αυτά, έχουν πολύ μεγαλύτερο ενδιαφέρον. Το γλωσσικό πρόβλημα στην Ελλάδα δεν…

Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics, 5-7/07, London, UK

The Survey of English Usage at University College London (UCL) will be running a three-day Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics from 5-7 July 2017. This Summer School is an introductory course in corpus linguistics for students of linguistics and the English language which is designed to be accessible and inspiring! You will be taught at UCL in the heart of Central London by researchers based in the Survey of English Usage. Places are limited. Be sure to book early. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of concepts…