Principal investigator (ÚFAL): 
Provider: 
Grant id: 
GA17-06123S
Duration: 
2017–2019

AnaConn

Anaphoricity in Connectives: Lexical Description and Bilingual Corpus Analysis

The project aims at a comparative analysis of Czech and German discourse-structuring means,
i.e. such expressions that play a significant role in establishing and maintaining discourse
coherence and comprehensibility. The focus is primarily the exploration of anaphoric
connectives, i.e. of such discourse-structuring expressions that combine two fundamental
principles of coherence: connectivity (typical for conjunctions) and anaphoricity (typical for
pronouns and other demonstratives). The class of anaphoric connectives constitutes a complex
network that has not been so far accounted for discourse-oriented research. The research is
mainly based on large corpus analysis. Language resources developed at the applicant's
institute will be used (the Prague Dependency Treebank 3.0) as well as resources and
inventories from allied institutions (esp. the Potsdam Commentary Corpus 2.0, the parallel
corpus Intercorp, the DiMLex connective lexicon).

Publications

BOOK

Rysová Magdaléna: Diskurzní konektory v češtině: Od centra k periferii. Praha: Ústav formální a aplikované lingvistiky, 2018. ISBN 978-80-88132-05-9. 198 s.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLE WITH IMPACT FACTOR

Rysová Magdaléna, Rysová Kateřina: Primary and secondary discourse connectives: Constraints and preferences. Journal of Pragmatics 130, 2018, pp. 16–32. ISSN 0378-2166. pdf

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES IN SCOPUS

Poláková Lucie, Mírovský Jiří, Synková Pavlína: Signalling Implicit Relations: A PDTB - RST Comparison. Dialogue and Discourse 8 (2), 2017, pp. 225-248. ISSN 2152-9620. pdf

Danlos Laurence, Rysová Kateřina, Rysová Magdaléna, Stede Manfred: Primary and secondary discourse connectives: definitions and lexicons. Dialogue and Discourse 9 (1), 2018, pp. 50–78. ISSN 2152-9620. pdf

 

BOOK CHAPTER

Rysová Magdaléna: Discourse Connectives: From Historical Origin to Present-Day Development. In Menzel Katrin, Lapshinova-Koltunski Ekaterina, Kunz Kerstin (eds.): New perspectives on cohesion and coherence: Implications for translation. Germany, Berlin: Language Science Press, 2017, pp. 11–34. ISBN-13 (15) 978-3-946234-72-2. ISBN-13 hardcover (28) 978-3-96110-011-8. ISBN-13 softcover (29) 978-3-946234-84-5. 157 pp. pdf

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Synková Pavlína, Rysová Magdaléna, Poláková Lucie, Mírovský Jiří: Extracting a Lexicon of Discourse Connectives in Czech from an Annotated Corpus. In Roxas E. R. (ed.): Proceedings of the 31st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation. Cebu, Philippines: National University of Philippines, 2017, pp. 232–240. ISSN 2619-7782. pdf

Hajičová Eva, Mírovský Jiří: Discourse Coherence Through the Lens of an Annotated Text Corpus: A Case Study. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018). Paris, France: European Language Resources Association, 2018, pp. 1637–1642. ISBN 979-10-95546-00-9. pdf

Rysová Kateřina, Rysová Magdaléna: The Correlation between Discourse-Anaphoric Devices and an Overall Communicative Competence in Learners‘ Essays. In EDULEARN18 Proceedings. Valencia, Spain: IATED Academy, 2018, pp. 2144–2154. ISBN 978-84-09-02709-5, ISSN 2340-1117. pdf

 

JOURNAL ARTICLE IN ERIH

Mírovský Jiří, Synková Pavlína, Rysová Magdaléna, Poláková Lucie: CzeDLex – A Lexicon of Czech Discourse Connectives. The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics 109 (1), 2017, pp. 61–91. ISSN 0032-6585. pdf

 

OTHER ARTICLES

Bojar Ondřej, Mírovský Jiří, Rysová Kateřina, Rysová Magdaléna: EvalD Reference-Less Discourse Evaluation for WMT18. In Proceedings of the Third Conference on Machine Translation, Volume 2: Shared Tasks. Stroudsburg, PA, USA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2018, pp. 545549. ISBN 978-1-948087-81-0. pdf

Hajičová Eva, Mírovský Jiří: Identification of Thematic Discourse Relations on the Data from an Annotated Corpus of Czech. In: TextLink – Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe – Final Action Conference. Toulouse, France: University of Toulouse, 2018, pp. 5663. pdf

Rysová Kateřina, Rysová Magdaléna: Discourse Connectives and Reference. In TextLink – Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe – Final Action Conference. Toulouse, France: University of Toulouse, 2018, pp. 122128. pdf

Rysová Magdaléna, Poláková Lucie, Mírovský Jiří, Synková Pavlína: Describing CzeDLex – a Lexicon of Czech Discourse Connectives. In TextLink – Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe – Final Action Conference. Toulouse, France: University of Toulouse, 2018, pp. 129135. pdf

 

TALKS AND POSTERS

Nedoluzhko Anna, Zikánová Šárka, Hajičová Eva: A start is always a start of something: Unexpressed anaphoric relations as a cohesive device in Czech. Contributed talk, SLE 2017, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017.

Poláková Lucie: CzeDLex and other Lexicons of Discourse Connectives. Contributed talk, Discourse, Technology and Translation 2017, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017.

Rysová Kateřina: Hodnocení písemných prací z hlediska koherence textu. Contributed talk, Výuka a testování produktivních dovedností v cizích jazycích včetně češtiny pro cizince, Poděbrady, Czechia, 2017.

Hajičová Eva, Mírovský Jiří: Topic/Focus vs. Given/New: Information Structure and Coreference Relations in an Annotated Corpus. SLE - 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Tallinn University, Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 103105, 2018.

Poláková Lucie: Building lexicons of discourse connectives. Contributed talk, Text Structure and Corpus Linguistics, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018.

Poláková Lucie: Lexicon of Discourse Connectives. Contributed talk, ÚFAL Thematic Workshop, Kostelec nad Ohří, Czech Republic, 2018.

Rysová Kateřina: Anaphoricity in Connectives: Lexical Description and Bilingual Corpus Analysis. Contributed talk, ÚFAL Thematic Workshop, Kostelec nad Ohří, Czech Republic, 2018.