Introducing Electronic Text Analysis

Introducing Electronic Text Analysis

Author: Svenja Adolphs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134361588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Introducing Electronic Text Analysis is a practical and much needed introduction to corpora – bodies of linguistic data. Written specifically for students studying this topic for the first time, the book begins with a discussion of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis. It then examines how these corpora enhance our understanding of literary and non-literary works. In the first section the author introduces the concepts of concordance and lexical frequency, concepts which are then applied to a range of areas of language study. Key areas examined are the use of on-line corpora to complement traditional stylistic analysis, and the ways in which methods such as concordance and frequency counts can reveal a particular ideology within a text. Presenting an accessible and thorough understanding of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis, the book contains abundant illustrative examples and a glossary with definitions of main concepts. It will also be supported by a companion website with links to on-line corpora so that students can apply their knowledge to further study. The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415320216

Introducing Pragmatics in Use

Introducing Pragmatics in Use

Author: Anne O'Keeffe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136825873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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A lively user-friendly introductory text on pragmatics, which in addition to providing the critical theoretical knowledge, will apply the theory to real spoken and written data.

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

Author: Anne O'Keeffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135153632

Category: Education

Page: 740

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The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics provides a timely overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Through the electronic analysis of large bodies of text, corpus linguistics demonstrates and supports linguistic statements and assumptions. In recent years it has seen an ever-widening application in a variety of fields: computational linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, pragmatics and translation studies. Bringing together experts in the key areas of development and change, the handbook is structured around six themes which take the reader through building and designing a corpus to using a corpus to study literature and translation. A comprehensive introduction covers the historical development of the field and its growing influence and application in other areas. Structured around five headings for ease of reference, each contribution includes further reading sections with three to five key texts highlighted and annotated to facilitate further exploration of the topics. The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy

Digital Humanities Pedagogy

Author: Brett D. Hirsch

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781909254251

Category: Education

Page: 426

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"The essays in this collection offer a timely intervention in digital humanities scholarship, bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines across the world. The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors' experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field's cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions." (4e de couverture).

The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History, 1800-2000

The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History, 1800-2000

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191024276

Category: History

Page: 624

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The two centuries after 1800 witnessed a series of sweeping changes in the way in which Britain was governed, the duties of the state, and its role in the wider world. Powerful processes - from the development of democracy, the changing nature of the social contract, war, and economic dislocation - have challenged, and at times threatened to overwhelm, both governors and governed. Such shifts have also presented challenges to the historians who have researched and written about Britain's past politics. This Handbook shows the ways in which political historians have responded to these challenges, providing a snapshot of a field which has long been at the forefront of conceptual and methodological innovation within historical studies. It comprises thirty-three thematic essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field. Collectively, these essays assess and rethink the nature of modern British political history itself and suggest avenues and questions for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History thus provides a unique resource for those who wish to understand Britain's political past and a thought-provoking 'long view' for those interested in current political challenges.

Corpus Linguistics for Online Communication

Corpus Linguistics for Online Communication

Author: Luke Curtis Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429614798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Corpus Linguistics for Online Communication provides an instructive and practical guide to conducting research using methods in corpus linguistics in studies of various forms of online communication. Offering practical exercises and drawing on original data taken from online interactions, this book: introduces the basics of corpus linguistics, including what is involved in designing and building a corpus; reviews cutting-edge studies of online communication using corpus linguistics, foregrounding different analytical components to facilitate studies in professional discourse, online learning, public understanding of health issues and dating apps; showcases both freely-available corpora and the innovative tools that students and researchers can access to carry out their own research. Corpus Linguistics for Online Communication supports researchers and students in generating high quality, applied research and is essential reading for those studying and researching in this area.

Exploring English with Online Corpora

Exploring English with Online Corpora

Author: Wendy Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137438102

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This is an essential guide to using digital resources in the study of English language and linguistics. Assuming no prior experience, it introduces the fundamentals of online corpora and equips readers with the skills needed to search and interpret corpus data. Later chapters focus on specific elements of linguistic analysis, namely vocabulary, grammar, discourse and pronunciation. Examples from five major online corpora illustrate key issues to consider in corpus analysis, while case studies and activities help students get to grips with the wide range of resources that are available and select those that best suit their needs. Perfect for students of corpus linguistics and applied linguistics, this engaging and accessible guide opens the door to an ever-expanding world of online resources. It is also ideal for anyone who is curious about how the English language works and has a desire to explore its many written and spoken forms. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and updated throughout, incorporating the latest developments in corpus linguistics - Expanded material on corpora in teaching, contextualising corpus texts and critical discourse analysis

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives

Author: David J. Bodenhamer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253015679

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Deep maps are finely detailed, multimedia depictions of a place and the people, buildings, objects, flora, and fauna that exist within it and which are inseparable from the activities of everyday life. These depictions may encompass the beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears of residents and help show what ties one place to another. A deep map is a way to engage evidence within its spatio-temporal context and to provide a platform for a spatially-embedded argument. The essays in this book investigate deep mapping and the spatial narratives that stem from it. The authors come from a variety of disciplines: history, religious studies, geography and geographic information science, and computer science. Each applies the concepts of space, time, and place to problems central to an understanding of society and culture, employing deep maps to reveal the confluence of actions and evidence and to trace paths of intellectual exploration by making use of a new creative space that is visual, structurally open, multi-media, and multi-layered.

Electoral Pledges in Britain Since 1918

Electoral Pledges in Britain Since 1918

Author: David Thackeray

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030466633

Category: History

Page: 327

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Nobody doubts that politicians ought to fulfil their promises – what people cannot agree about is what this means in practice. The purpose of this book is to explore this issue through a series of case studies. It shows how the British model of politics has changed since the early twentieth century when electioneering was based on the articulation of principles which, it was expected, might well be adapted once the party or politician that promoted them took office. Thereafter manifestos became increasingly central to electoral politics and to the practice of governing, and this has been especially the case since 1945. Parties were now expected to outline in detail what they would do in office and explain how the policies would be paid for. Brexit has complicated this process, with the ‘will of the people’ as supposedly expressed in the 2016 referendum result clashing with the conventional role of the election manifesto as offering a mandate for action.

The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis

The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis

Author: James Paul Gee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136672927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 720

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The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis covers the major approaches to discourse analysis from Critical Discourse Analysis to Multimodal Discourse Analysis and their applications in key educational and institutional settings. Divided into six sections: Approaches to DA, Approaches to Spoken Discourse, Genres and Practices, Educational Applications, Institutional Applications, and Identity, Culture and Discourse