Paper: An Analysis of the Calque Phenomena Based on Comparable Corpora

ACL ID W09-3104
Title An Analysis of the Calque Phenomena Based on Comparable Corpora
Venue Building and Using Comparable Corpora
Session
Year 2009
Authors

In this short paper we show how Compara- ble corpora can be constructed in order to analyze the notion of ’calque’. We then in- vestigate the way comparable corpora con- tribute to a better linguistic analysis of the calque effect and how it can help improve error correction for non-native language productions. 1 Aims and Situation Non-native speakers of a language (called the tar- get language) producing documents in that lan- guage (e.g. French authors like us writing in En- glish) often encounter lexical, grammatical and stylistic difficulties that make their texts difficult to understand. As a result, the professionalism and the credibility of these texts is often affected. Our main aim is to develop procedures for the correc- tion of those errors which cannot (and will not in the ...