Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Bangla Discourse Connective Lexicon

Project PIs: Dr. Debopam Das and Dr. Manfred Stede; June 2017 – July 2018; University of Potsdam

This project develops a lexicon of discourse connectives for Bangla. Discourse connectives are lexical expressions which represent a two-place relation and they take abstract objects (propositions, events, states, or processes) as their arguments. We compile a list of over 100 Bangla connectives, and provide information on their syntactic categories, discourse semantics and non-connective uses (if any). The format follows the German connective lexicon DiMLex, which provides a crosslinguistically applicable XML schema.