Corpora and Rhetorically Informed Text Analysis

The diverse applications of DocuScope

ORCID logoDavid West Brown | Carnegie Mellon University
Danielle Zawodny Wetzel | Carnegie Mellon University
ISBN 9789027213815 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027249807 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Corpora and Rhetorically Informed Text Analysis explores applications of rhetorically informed approaches to corpus research. Bringing together contributions from scholars in a variety of fields, it takes up questions of how theories and traditions in rhetorical analysis can be integrated with corpus techniques in order to enrich our understanding of language use, variation, and history. The studies included in this volume shed light on areas as diverse as student academic writing, political discourse, and the digital humanities. These studies all make use of a dictionary-based tagger called DocuScope, which recognizes tens-of-millions of words and phrases and slots them into categories based on their rhetorical functions. While DocuScope provides a through-line that both links the studies’ various analytical procedures and primes their rhetorical insights, the volume is about more than the explanatory power of a single tool. It demonstrates how rhetorically informed approaches can complement more established corpus methodologies, underscoring their combined potential.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 109] 2023.  vii, 292 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2023013287 | Marc record