Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance

Open Access Database

The “Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance” database is an annotated and partly-lemmatised corpus of Romance adjectives used in adverbial functions (e.g. Fr. voler haut, aller droit, also as modifiers of other word classes than the verb, e.g. the adjective in Sp. es cosa harto seria) and as part of prepositional adverbials (Pt. de novo, Sp. a ciegas). It integrates several corpora of different Romance languages (French, Italian varieties, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish) and Latin. Currently (version 2021), the database comprises a total of ca. 35,000 annotated examples.

A search interface allows for queries in each separate corpus as well as in freely combined corpora. Adverbs are tagged according to a shared annotation model, using the same categories. Thus, the annotation model offers a cross-linguistic categorization for the multifunctional word-class “adverb” based on its forms, functions and meanings. In the future, the corpus may be enlarged with new datasets using the same annotation model.