The achievements of Romance language corpus-driven studies deserve more attention from the scientific community at the world level for both their quantity and quality. This book contains papers given at the 3rd International LABLITA Workshop in Corpus Linguistics (Italian Department, University of Florence, June 4th-5th 2008 ), and it aims at integrating new ideas and results derived from Romance language corpora in the framework of the overall achievements of Corpus Linguistics. The volume contains the contribution of a leading scholar of Corpus Linguistics (Douglas Biber), and a set of articles presented to Biber by notable European researchers and those from other countries. Papers report on long-term studies ranging from Italian to Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.
Massimo Moneglia is Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Florence, where he chairs the Master Program in Humanities Computing. His main achievements are a theoretical framework for the study the verbal lexicon and, in association with Emanuela Cresti, the setting up of the Spoken Language Archive of the LABLITA lab at the University of Florence. He has been Scientific Manager of large European and National projects in Corpus Linguisics.
Alessandro Panunzi, PhD in Linguistics, is currently Adjunct Professor of Humanities Computing and Mark-up Languages at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Florence. His work ranges from Semantics to Corpus Linguistics and Computational Linguistics. He has been a researcher in National and European projects dedicated to the establishment of Italian Language Resources at the LABLITA lab.