Chinese legal texts – Quantitative Description

Ľuboš GAJDOŠ

Abstract


The aim of the paper is to provide a quantitative description of legal Chinese. This study adopts the approach of corpus-based analyses and it shows basic statistical parameters of legal texts in Chinese, namely the length of a sentence, the proportion of part of speech etc. The research is conducted on the Chinese monolingual corpus Hanku. The paper also discusses the issues of statistical data processing from various corpora, e.g. the tokenisation and part of speech tagging and their relevance to study of registers variation.


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Chinese language; written Chinese; legal texts; corpus linguistics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/ala.7.1.77-87

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