Paper: gdbank: The beginnings of a corpus of dependency structures and type-logical grammar in Scottish Gaelic

ACL ID W14-4609
Title gdbank: The beginnings of a corpus of dependency structures and type-logical grammar in Scottish Gaelic
Venue Celtic Language Technology Workshop
Session
Year 2014
Authors

We present gdbank, a small handbuilt corpus of 32 sentences with dependency structures and categorial grammar type assignments. The sentences have been chosen to illustrate as broad a range of the unusual features of Scottish Gaelic as possible, particularly nouns being used to represent psychological states where more thoroughly-studied languages such as English and French would prefer a verb, and prepositions marking aspect, as is also seen in Welsh and, for example, Irish Gaelic. We provide hand-built dependency trees, building on previous work on Irish Gaelic and using the Universal Dependency Scheme. We also provide a tentative categorial grammar account of the words in the sentences, based largely on previous work on English.