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Corpus studies: the interpretation and use of man

Three corpus studies were conducted to investigate the range of possible uses and interpretations of German, Norwegian, and Swedish man. For each of the three languages, a random sample of attested uses of man was further annotated by native speaker annotators for grammatical properties that correlate with different generic and existential uses of impersonal pronouns as described in Gast and van der Auwera 2013 and Cabredo Hofherr 2015.


  • German: Judith Lauterbach, Sarah Zobel
  • Norwegian: Tonje Andersen, Ingvild Røsok
  • Swedish: Larissa Darvell, Victor Frans

Annotation manual: PDF (Version Dec 2019)

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