• Paul CAPPEAU & Françoise GADET (Poitiers / Paris Ouest)
    Où en sont les corpus sur les français parlés?
    2007, Vol. XII-1, pp. 129-133
  • Mylène BLASCO-DULBECCO, Paul CAPPEAU & Marie SAVELLI (Clermont-Ferrand / Poitiers / Grenoble)
    Proven relationships between data and analysis
    1999, Vol. IV-2, pp. 31-40

    More often than not, oral data differ from written data both from a frequential and distributional point of view. They lead to a sharpening of the description as they supply us with construction characteristics or contexts that do not exist in writing.Dislocations and the form 'il y a', known to be lavishly used in the oral language, provide us with often predictable examples regarding their distributional characteristics as well as their function in textual dynamics.Although 'certains' as a subject is not much used in spoken language, its offers a variety of distribution facts which are also clearly divided and actually related to the kind of observed corpus.The following article therefore aims at presenting us with three case studies that are representative of the relationship between data and analysis.


  • Paul CAPPEAU & Françoise GADET (Poitiers / Paris Ouest)
    The sociolinguistic exploitation of large corpora. Key-word and stone of wisdom
    2007, Vol. XII-1, pp. 99-110

    The desire to make use of large collections of oral data is nowadays largely shared by linguists. At a time when such tools are becoming increasingly available for French, it is important to make sure that there is sensitivity to all of those factors which guarantee reliability in the different stages of obtaining data: clarification of the term ‘corpus’; reflection on approaches to the field and to orality, and on representativeness (both in terms of genres and numbers of speakers); data elicitation practices and transcription.