This volume features state-of-the art typological research, based on corpora from 64 spoken languages and one signed language. It is primarily intended to counteract the written bias in current corpus-based typology, and to illustrate how language documentation data is crucial for this endeavour. The volume does, however, reflect the unfortunate historical bias towards spoken languages, which is also reflected in the title of the volume, and we sincerely regret if this is construed as perpetrating the ongoing marginalization of signed language in linguistic research, and elsewhere.
The role of language documentation in corpus-based typology
Stefan Schnell, Geoffrey Haig & Frank Seifart. 1–28.
Child language documentation: The sketch acquisition project
Birgit Hellwig, Rebecca Defina, Evan Kidd, Shanley E. M. Allen, Lucinda Davidson & Barbara F. Kelly. 29–58.
Prosodic segmentation and cross-linguistic comparison in CorpAfroAs and CorTypo: Corpus-driven and corpus-based approaches
Amina Mettouchi & Martine Vanhove. 59–113.
Combining documentary linguistics and corpus phonetics to advance corpus-based typology
Frank Seifart. 115–139.
Universals of reference in discourse and grammar: Evidence from the Multi-CAST collection of spoken corpora
Geoffrey Haig, Stefan Schnell & Nils N. Schiborr. 141–177.
Language vs individuals in cross-linguistic corpus typology
Danielle Barth, Nicholas Evans, I Wayan Arka, Henrik Bergqvist, Diana Forker, Sonja Gipper, Gabrielle Hodge, Eri Kashima, Yuki Kasuga, Carine Kawakami, Yukinori Kimoto, Dominique Knuchel, Norikazu Kogura, Keita Kurabe, John Mansfield, Heiko Narrog, Desak Pratiwi, Eka Putu, Saskia van Putten, Chikako Senge & Olena Tykhostup. 179–232.