Breton is one of the many languages whose text corpora are included in Sketch Engine, a tool
for discovering how language works. Sketch Engine is designed for linguists, lexicologists,
lexicographers, researchers, translators, terminologists, teachers and students working with
Breton to easily discover what is typical and frequent in the language and to notice
phenomena which would go unnoticed without a large sample of Breton text.

Sketch Engine has tools to identify and analyse collocations, synonyms and antonyms, examples of
use in context, keywords or terms. Frequency word lists of Breton single-word or multi-word
expressions of various types can be generated. Even users without any technical knowledge can
create their own Breton corpus using the Sketch Engine’s intuitive built-in tool.

Tools to work with Breton text corpora

To work with the Breton language, Sketch Engine offers the following tools:

Breton concordance

The concordancer included in Sketch Engine can be used to display a list of examples (called concordance) of the search word or phrase as it appears in Breton language text corpora. The search will display the keyword with some context to the right and context to the left of the keyword (KWIC concordance).

Breton word lists

The word list feature will generate a frequency list of all words that appear in a text or corpus. A very large corpus can be used to generate a list of all words that exist in Breton or all words that start, contain or end with specific characters. Advanced options can be used to generate lists of grammatical categories or parts of speech used in a corpus together with their frequencies. more»

N-grams in Breton

Generating a list of N-grams contained in a text makes it possible to identify and study patterns and notice phenomena related to multi-word units (MWU) in Breton that cannot be detected by other tools. more»