Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities
Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto
University Lecturer Humanities Faculty
Corpus linguistics, conversational corpora, multilingual corpora, autoglossing tools
- Code-switching patterns in different multilingual conversational corpora (Spanish-English in different communities, Papiamento-Dutch, Welsh-English)
- The Leiden Learner Corpus
Maria Carmen Parafita Couto studies the impact of bilingualism and language contact on language structure, mostly the syntax of code-switching. She was part of the BangorTalk team (http://bangortalk.org.uk/) that assembled conversational corpora of three bilingual populations (Welsh-English in Wales, Welsh-Spanish in Patagonia, and Spanish-English in Miami). She is also one of the researchers behind the Leiden Learner Corpus (http://hum.leiden.edu/lucl/llc).