Creating a System of Annotation for FSP

Authors

CHAMONIKOLASOVÁ Jana ADAM Martin HEADLANDOVÁ KALISCHOVÁ Irena DRÁPELA Martin STEHLÍKOVÁ Lenka

Year of publication 2014
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description In the framework of the Firbasian theory of functional sentence perspective (FSP), it is essential to base research on a thorough and precise analysis of text material as there may be occasional instances viewed differently by different analysts. The objective of the paper is to present the results of a preliminary comparative FSP analysis of a selected abstract of fiction texts carried out by a team of five FSP researchers. The procedure comprised five parallel analyses which focused on the basic theme-transition-rheme structure and were completed independently by the individual annotators; they were then compared against one another as well as against Firbas's original analysis). The ultimate aim of our research is to find a degree of annotator agreement in the interpretation of FSP structure of the given text. We would like to see this as the first step towards the anticipated creation of an FSP-tagged electronic corpus.
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