I will be chairing GERT's "Corpus-based Computing/Linguistics for Ancient Greek":
Micheal Palmer and I are speaking on the topic of "Systematically Generating Examples from a Syntactic Treebank for Internalizing Language".This year’s emphasis will be on “growing the corpus” of open data, including primary texts, metadata for morphology and syntax, semantic metadata, and other resources needed to consume them intelligently.
This presentation is about systematically generating the materials needed to teach the Greek verb. The verb is particularly difficult for many Greek students to master, and difficult to teach. In keeping with best practices in research based language instruction, we argue that using authentic texts with appropriate scaffolding is essential to achieving reading competency. But finding optimal examples in large enough quantity to use in such instruction can be overwhelming.
We believe that intelligent use of a syntactic treebank can greatly simplify this process, creating teaching materials that can greatly improve mastery.
We generate a complete set of examples for each verb in the New Testament using XQuery and syntactic treebanks to illustrate the constituent patterns and morphology, starting with the most common uses of each verb, then less common uses. Teachers can select the examples they want to use, either for classroom instruction or computerized presentation. We also show how to convert these examples for use in existing software commonly used for language instruction and learning.