RLA. Revista de lingüística teórica y aplicada
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4883
SEGHIRI, MIRIAM. PROTOCOLIZED METHODOLOGY FOR COMPILATION OF A TRAVEL INSURANCE CORPUS: DESIGN AND REPRESENTATIVENESS. RLA [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.2, pp.13-30. ISSN 0718-4883. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48832011000200002.
Although the term "representativeness" is a key concept when defining a corpus, it is one of the most controversial aspects among researchers as regards the ambiguity inherent in the qualitative and quantitative connotations (Giouli & Piperidis, 2002 and CORIS/CODIS, 2011). For this reason, in the following pages, we shall present a systematic methodology -divided in four steps- for corpus compilation based on electronic resources available on the Internet, an essential part of corpus linguistics applied to specialized Translation, and it will guarantee the quality of the corpus. The methodology will be illustrated through the example of the creation of a virtual corpus of travel insurance, whose representativeness from a quantitative point of view will subsequently be determined by using a computer programme specifically designed for this purpose, called ReCor.
Palabras clave : Corpus linguistics; corpus compilation; representativeness; specialised corpora.