Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature

Author: Matthew L. Jockers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319031643

Category: Computers

Page: 194

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Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature is written with students and scholars of literature in mind but will be applicable to other humanists and social scientists wishing to extend their methodological tool kit to include quantitative and computational approaches to the study of text. Computation provides access to information in text that we simply cannot gather using traditional qualitative methods of close reading and human synthesis. Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature provides a practical introduction to computational text analysis using the open source programming language R. R is extremely popular throughout the sciences and because of its accessibility, R is now used increasingly in other research areas. Readers begin working with text right away and each chapter works through a new technique or process such that readers gain a broad exposure to core R procedures and a basic understanding of the possibilities of computational text analysis at both the micro and macro scale. Each chapter builds on the previous as readers move from small scale “microanalysis” of single texts to large scale “macroanalysis” of text corpora, and each chapter concludes with a set of practice exercises that reinforce and expand upon the chapter lessons. The book’s focus is on making the technical palatable and making the technical useful and immediately gratifying.
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Grammatische Variation

Empirische Zugänge und theoretische Modellierung

Author: Marek Konopka,Angelika Wöllstein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110516020

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Grammatische Variation ist der Sprache inhärent und auch aus dem Standarddeutschen nicht wegzudenken. Man beobachtet, dass ein und dieselbe grammatische, semantische oder pragmatische Funktion mit unterschiedlichen grammatischen Mitteln realisiert wird, und umgekehrt, dass eine grammatische Struktur unterschiedliche Funktionen ausüben kann. Die Variation kann mit grammatikinternen Faktoren, grammatikexternen Parametern wie Medium oder Textsorte und außersprachlichen Dimensionen wie Zeit oder Raum korrelieren. In diesem Band werden zunächst verschiedene Perspektiven auf Variation fokussiert wie die historische, die laienlinguistische, die lernerorientierte, die geographische oder die medienorientierte Sicht. Im Weiteren wird in exemplarischen Studien gezeigt, wie grammatische Variation mit Methoden der Korpus-, Computer-, Psycho- und Neurolinguistik empirisch erschlossen wird. Schließlich werden ausgewählte Variationsphänomene aus den Bereichen Phonologie, Morphologie und Syntax analysiert, und es wird demonstriert, wie sich die aktuelle Grammatikforschung zwischen der immer weiter gehenden Spezifizierung von Variationsgründen und der Annahme der freien Variation sowie zwischen Empirie und Theorie hin- und herbewegt.
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The Digital Humanities and the Digital Modern

Author: James Smithies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137499443

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This book provides new critical and methodological approaches to digital humanities, intended to guide technical development as well as critical analysis. Informed by the history of technology and culture and new perspectives on modernity, Smithies grounds his claims in the engineered nature of computing devices and their complex entanglement with our communities, our scholarly traditions, and our sense of self. The distorting mentalité of the digital modern informs our attitudes to computers and computationally intensive research, leading scholars to reject articulations of meaning that admit the interdependence of humans and the complex socio-technological systems we are embedded in. By framing digital humanities with the digital modern, researchers can rebuild our relationship to technical development, and seek perspectives that unite practical and critical activity. This requires close attention to the cyber-infrastructures that inform our research, the software-intensive methods that are producing new knowledge, and the ethical issues implicit in the production of digital humanities tools and methods. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in the intersection of technology with humanities research, and the future of digital humanities.
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Critical Digital Humanities

The Search for a Methodology

Author: James E Dobson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252051114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Can established humanities methods coexist with computational thinking? It is one of the major questions in humanities research today, as scholars increasingly adopt sophisticated data science for their work. James E. Dobson explores the opportunities and complications faced by humanists in this new era. Though the study and interpretation of texts alongside sophisticated computational tools can serve scholarship, these methods cannot replace existing frameworks. As Dobson shows, ideas of scientific validity cannot easily nor should be adapted for humanities research because digital humanities, unlike science, lack a leading-edge horizon charting the frontiers of inquiry. Instead, the methods of digital humanities require a constant rereading. At the same time, suspicious and critical readings of digital methodologies make it unwise for scholars to defer to computational methods. Humanists must examine the tools--including the assumptions that went into the codes and algorithms--and questions surrounding their own use of digital technology in research. Insightful and forward thinking, Critical Digital Humanities lays out a new path of humanistic inquiry that merges critical theory and computational science.
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Quantifying Approaches to Discourse for Social Scientists

Author: Ronny Scholz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319973703

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This book provides an overview of a range of quantitative methods, presenting a thorough analytical toolbox which will be of practical use to researchers across the social sciences as they face the challenges raised by new technology-driven language practices. The book is driven by a reflexive mind-set which views quantifying methods as complementary rather than in opposition to qualitative methods, and the chapters analyse a multitude of different intra- and extra-textual context levels essential for the understanding of how meaning is (re-)constructed in society. Uniting contributions from a range of national and disciplinary traditions, the chapters in this volume bring together state-of-the-art research from British, Canadian, French, German and Swiss authors representing the fields of Political Science, Sociology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Statistics. It will be of particular interest to discourse analysts, but also to other scholars working in the digital humanities and with big data of any kind.
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Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

Author: David Blakesley,Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Language, Literature and Critical Practice

Ways of Analysing Text

Author: David Birch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134971354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Using a wide-ranging variety of texts the author reviews and evaluates a broad range of approaches to textual commentary, introducing the reader to the fundamental distinction between `actual' and `virtual' worlds in critical practice.
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UC Santa Cruz

Author: University of California, Santa Cruz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Felix Kaufmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709160014

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.
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Die Bienenhüterin

Roman

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641024730

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...
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The directory of graduate studies

the complete guide to over 11,500 postgraduate opportunities in the UK : Hobsons surveys over 200 institutions throughout the year to ensure that The directory provides detailed information of all postgraduate courses and research oppotunities in the UK.

Author: Brenda Radcliffe,Bridget Hannigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860170676

Category: Education

Page: 1423

View: 1882

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Stanford Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

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Analyzing Social Narratives

Author: Shaul R. Shenhav

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136268375

Category: Political Science

Page: 104

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Interpreting human stories, whether those told by individuals, groups, organizations, nations, or even civilizations, opens a wide scope of research options for understanding how people construct, shape, and reshape their perceptions, identities, and beliefs. Such narrative research is a rapidly growing field in the social sciences, as well as in the societally oriented humanities, such as cultural studies. This methodologically framed book offers conceptual directions for the study of social narrative, guiding readers through the means of narrative research and raising important ethical and value-related dilemmas. Shenhav details three classic elements of narrative—text, story, and narration—familiar concepts to those in literary studies. To the classic trilolgy of terms, this book also adds multiplicity, a crucial element for applying narrative analysis to the social sciences as it rests on the understanding that social narratives seek reproduction and self-multiplicity in order to become "social" and influential. The aim of this book is to create an easy, clear, and welcoming introduction to narratology as a mode of analysis, especially designed for students of the social sciences to provide the basics of a narratological approach, and to help make research and writing in this tradition more systematic. .
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Performing Action

Artistry in Human Behavior and Social Research

Author: Joseph R. Gusfield

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412830656

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

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In recent years the social sciences and the humanities have drawn closer to each other in thought and method. This rapprochement has led to new perceptions of human behavior by sociologists, as well as new methodological orientations. Sociologist Joseph R. Gusfield draws upon drama and fiction to show how human action is shaped by the formal dimensions of performance. Gusfield first defines the concept of behavior as artistic performance. He then analyzes routine and classic social research reports as literary performances in qualitative and quantitative terms. Next he moves to social movements and public actions, demonstrating how objects and events are products of the interpretation and reflection of individuals. He draws upon literary and artistic conventions to deal with issues of representation and meaning. In the first and last chapters, Gusfield provides a conceptual summary examining the relation between sociology as science and art, arguing that sociological methods are neither science nor art, but partake of both. Following the philosopher Paul Ricouer, Gusfield shows how human behavior can be read as a text, always telling the participant or observer “something about something.” Performing Action will be of interest to sociologists, psychologists, and students of aesthetics and critical theory.
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Searching for Sharing

Heritage and Multimedia in Africa

Author: Daniela Merolla,Mark Turin

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783743212

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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In a world where new technologies are being developed at a dizzying pace, how can we best approach oral genres that represent heritage? Taking an innovative and interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores the idea of sharing as a model to construct and disseminate the knowledge of literary heritage with the people who are represented by and in it. Expert contributors interweave sociological analysis with an appraisal of the transformative impact of technology on literary and cultural production. Does technology restrict, constraining the experience of an oral performance, or does it afford new openings for different aesthetic experiences? Topics explored include the Mara Cultural Heritage Digital Library, the preservation of Ewe heritage material, new eresources for texts in Manding languages, and the possibilities of technauriture. This timely and necessary collection also examines to what extent digital documents can be and have been institutionalised in archives and museums, how digital heritage can remain free from co-option by hegemonic groups, and the roles that exist for community voices. A valuable contribution to a fast-developing field, this book is required reading for scholars and students in the fields of heritage, anthropology, linguistics, history and the emerging disciplines of multi-media documentation and analysis, as well as those working in the field of literature, folklore, and African studies. It is also important reading for museum and archive curators.
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OAH Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Migration und Integration

Eine Einführung

Author: Kirsten Hoesch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658097361

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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Dieses Buch gibt einen breit angelegten und anschaulichen Überblick über internationale Migration und Integration. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die unterschiedlichen Erscheinungsformen von Migration wie Flucht, Arbeitsmigration, Familienmigration etc. In drei in sich abgeschlossenen Teilen werden Triebfedern und politische Gestaltung von Migration und Integration auf drei Ebenen dargestellt: einer abstrakten konzeptionellen, einer international vergleichenden sowie der Ebene der Migrationspolitik in Deutschland seit 1945. Dabei wird das Geschehen aus der Perspektive der zentralen Akteurinnen und Akteure analysiert, nämlich der Migrantinnen und Migranten selbst, der aufnehmenden und entsendenden Staaten sowie der nicht-staatlichen Akteurinnen und Akteure (Unternehmen, Zivilgesellschaft, Netzwerke).
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