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Buchbeitrag (peer-reviewed)

Buch The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics
Herausgeber/in , Romero-Trillo Jesús
Verlag Springer, Dordrecht
Seite(n) 7 - 34
ISBN 2213-6819
Titel der Proceedings The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics


One major theoretical issue that has dominated the field of theoretical pragmatics for the last twenty years is the conceptual vs. procedural distinction and its application for verb tenses. In this chapter, we address this distinction from both theoretical and empirical perspectives following a multifaceted methodology: work on parallel corpora, contrastive analysis methodology and offline experimentation with natural language processing applications. We argue that the conceptual/procedural distinction should be investigated under the aegis of empirical pragmatics. In the case study, we bring evidence from offline experimentation for the procedural and conceptual contents of the English Simple Past and we use this information for improving the results of a machine translation system.