Initiatives of digital humanities in Cantonese studies: A corpus of mid-twentieth-century Hong Kong Cantonese

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Abstract

This paper reports on one of the new initiatives in digital humanities on Cantonese studies undertaken in the author’s department at the Education University of Hong Kong: A Corpus of Mid-twentieth-century Hong Kong Cantonese. The data of the corpus were collected by transcribing some of the dialogue of Cantonese movies produced between the 1950s and the 1970s. There are two phases of the corpus. This paper focuses on the second phase of the corpus which, when compared with the first phase of the corpus, includes lexical semantics information and media technology which can facilitate users to undertake Cantonese linguistic studies beyond the traditional approach such as discourse and pragmatics, multimodality, and ontology. Copyright © 2019 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital humanities and new ways of teaching
EditorsAnna Wing-bo TSO
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages71-88
ISBN (Electronic)9789811312779
ISBN (Print)9789811312762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Citation

Chin, A. C.-O. (2019). Initiatives of digital humanities in Cantonese studies: A corpus of mid-twentieth-century Hong Kong Cantonese. In A. W.-B. Tso (Ed.), Digital humanities and new ways of teaching (pp. 71-88). Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • Digital humanities
  • Corpus of mid-twentieth-century Hong Kong Cantonese
  • Cantonese movies
  • Cantonese linguistics research

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