Paper: The Creation of a Corpus of English Metalanguage

ACL ID P12-1067
Title The Creation of a Corpus of English Metalanguage
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2012

Metalanguage is an essential linguistic mechanism which allows us to communicate explicit information about language itself. However, it has been underexamined in research in language technologies, to the detriment of the performance of systems that could exploit it. This paper describes the creation of the first tagged and delineated corpus of English metalanguage, accompanied by an explicit definition and a rubric for identifying the phenomenon in text. This resource will provide a basis for further studies of metalanguage and enable its utilization in language technologies.