JoLIE 10:2/2017


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Giacomo Ferrari

Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Italy


Liana Boca

Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania






This article proposes a tag-set for the annotation of cognitive metaphors in running texts. After having introduced the general notion of language resource, strictly connected with corpus-based approaches, it sketches the project “Universals and variants of English and Romanian business metaphors. A corpus-based conceptual mapping of contemporary journalese”, comparing the approach adopted in this project with similar projects in which metaphor identification is crucial. Also, the further steps of annotating and tagging are described. Paragraph 4 proposes and discusses an annotation schema and the corresponding tag-set. Scientific and technical motivations for the chosen formalism are also discussed. An example illustrates the use of the proposed tag-set. The final paragraph presents the computer architecture that has been developed to support tagging of the corpus to be annotated.


Key words: linguistic resources, text annotation, tagging, mark-up, tag-sets.





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How to cite this article: Ferrari, G., & Boca, L. (2017). On tropes and the rhetoric of death in Divanul by Dimitrie Cantemir. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 10(2), 19-34. DOI:



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[1] This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2785.