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Troubles on the Border

Marking Japanese Case-Particle Boundaries in Grammatical Annotation

Simone dalla Chiesa    Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale, Italia    



This paper aims to determine the extent and effects of the phenomenon of inconsistent case-particle boundary marking in the grammatical annotation of Japanese. It is focused on establishing what represents ‘inconsistent boundary marking’, how it is dealt with in informational terms, what effect it has on communication, and why it should be avoided. To this purpose, I will first build a typology of the tokenization strategies in the grammatical annotation of Japanese. I will then individuate several forms of inconsistent boundary marking and, more in general, of poor grammatical annotation, and discuss them according to the types of inconsistency and their different epistemic effects.

Keywords: Japanese. Grammatical annotation. Tokenization. Case-particles. Boundary symbols. Script conversion.

Language: en

Submitted: April 15, 2020   Accepted: June 1, 2020   Published: June 30, 2020  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2020/56/019

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