|Full Title:||Corpus-based Approaches to Semantics and Pragmatics|
|Start Date:||11-Sep-2014 - 13-Sep-2014|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
This theme session brings together research employing corpus-based methods in the study of semantics and pragmatics. The focus will be methodological and restricted to corpus-driven, as opposed to corpus-illustrated, research. Small sample research and qualitative studies in gesture, discourse and conversation analysis are also welcome.
The last 25 years have seen a dramatic growth in observation-based studies in semantics and pragmatics. Indeed, with technological advances in corpus methods, in both Cognitive and Functional Linguistics, the use of such methods can currently be seen as one of the principle approaches to meaning structure. In Cognitive and Functional circles, Dirven et al (1982), Schmid (1993, 2000), Geeraerts et al. (1994, 1999), Scheibman (2002), Kärkkäinen (2003), Gries (2003), Gries & Stefanowitsch (2006) Szmrecsanyi (2006), Bednarek (2006), Cornillie (2007), Englebretson (2007) Hilpert (2008), Gilquin (2009), and Glynn & Fischer (2010), Breban (2010), Divjak (2010) Dziwirek & Lewandowska (2010) are just a few of the large number of works representation this trend. What ties these diverse studies together is the systematic use of contextualised observational data to understand the conceptual and functional motivations behind language structure.
Two corpus-driven approaches emerge across these traditions. The first is formal, based on collocations of lexemes and lexemes and constructions. This method examines formal patterns in observational data and interprets this as indicative of semantico-pragmatic structures. Being based on formal co-occurrence, the approach is methodological related to latent semantic analysis and vector space modelling in computational linguistics. The second approach includes profile-based analysis or multifactorial feature analysis and is based on the close manual annotation of semantico-pragmatic features of a language sample. This second approach is closely related to sentiment analysis in the computational tradition. The theme session will bring together researchers interested in developing methods, such as these and others, for the analysis of semantics and pragmatics.
Collocations, collostructions, concordances
Multifactorial feature analysis
(profile-based approach / sentiment analysis / content analysis)
Latent semantic analysis and vector space modelling
Conversation, discourse and gesture analysis
This information can be found at: www.dsglynn.univ-paris8.fr/corpus_semantics.html.
For further information:
Dylan Glynn (email@example.com)
Guillaume Desagulier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Linguistic Subfield:||Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics|
This is a session of the following meeting:
47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
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