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.
|Title of host publication
|Digital humanities and new ways of teaching
|Anna Wing-bo TSO
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2019
CitationChin, 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.
- Digital humanities
- Corpus of mid-twentieth-century Hong Kong Cantonese
- Cantonese movies
- Cantonese linguistics research