CorIELLS: a specialised bilingual corpus of English and Italian legal-lay language


This contribution presents CorIELLS (Corpus of Italian and English LegalLay textS). CorIELLS is an open-access bilingual corpus of legal-lay language for Italian and English. The corpus rationale, collection, and composition are discussed, together with previous research on the corpus in both Italian and English. Furthermore, a crosslinguistic exploration of lexical and syntactical linguistic complexity is presented, using the Profiling-UD tool (Brunato et al., 2020) is further presented. Dimensions of complexity are investigated with Principal Component Analysis (Kassambara, Mundt 2020). Results for the two languages are compared, and similarities and differences in dimensions of complexity are foregrounded.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
Event Title: LIV International Conference of the Italian Society for Linguistics
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2021-09-08 - 2021-09-10
Uncontrolled Keywords: corpus linguistics,legal-lay language,language ocmplexity
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2022
Accepted Date: 2022
Authors: Busso, Lucia (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5665-771X)



Version: Accepted Version

Access Restriction: Restricted to Repository staff only until 1 January 2050.

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