Linguistics Colloquium

December 2, 2021 | 3:30PM
Rosenwald 15

Zoe Gavriilidou will give a colloquium talk on Thursday, December 2, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Rosenwald 15. Abstract below.

The Greek Heritage Language Corpus (GHLC) and what does it say about Greek Heritage Speakers living in Chicago

This presentation focuses on the Greek Heritage Language Corpus (GHLC), which is the first spoken corpus of Greek as a heritage language including data from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Greek heritage speakers living in Chicago, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It contains 144.987 tokens and approximately 90 hours of recordings, and consists of three sub-corpora according to geographical criteria: the Moscow sub-corpus consisting of 23380 tokens, the Saint Petersburg sub-corpus consisting of 29910 tokens, and the Chicago sub-corpus including 91697 tokens. The GHLC is a freely available, carefully sampled homogeneous and rich in sociolinguistic metadata corpus. In this presentation the emphasis is on the Chicago sub-corpus and the information it provides about the socio-linguistic profiles and identities of an uninvestigated community of Greek heritage speakers, namely of Greeks of Chicago.