© 2009 France Martineau

The primary objective of the Modelling Change: the Paths of French project is to construct a French corpus (12th c. -18th c.) annotated with morpho-syntactic structures, available to let us retrace the major changes that are at the source of our French.

Users have access to the documentation (list of the MCVF corpus texts, encoding manuals, a bibliography covering theoretical aspects) and can search corpora.

This project has benefited from exchanges and discussions with our partners, allowing us to improve the annotation and search tools and advance our knowledge of linguistic change.

Corpus MCVF
Corpus funded by the MCRI Project Modelling Change : the Paths of French
Other Corpora, not funded by the MCRI Project Modelling Change : the Paths of French
Our partners
ARTFL (American Research on the Treasury of the French Language), University of Chicago
ATILF (Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la langue française)
Base de français médiéval, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Corpus Dialectal para o Estudo da Sintaxe (CORDIAL-SIN)
Penn Research Group for Parsed Historical Corpora
The Tycho Brahe Project
The York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose

The MCVF Corpus is now available

MCVF Corpus

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Extraordinary Women at the University of Ottawa… 

France Martineau, one of the "16 extraordinary Women" at the University of Ottawa

A new Web site: Les polyphonies du français


Le français d’un continent à l’autre

Supervised by Luc Baronian and France Martineau

Orthographe française : Évolution et pratique

Supervised by Alain Desrochers, France Martineau and Yves Charles Morin

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