LINGUIST List 30.4148

Sat Nov 02 2019

Disc: Digital Humanities in Turkey (Corpus SIG)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Oct-2019
From: Hakan CANGIR <>
Subject: Digital Humanities in Turkey (Corpus SIG)
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We are two language and literature enthusiasts based in Ankara aiming to employ corpus methods in our research. We have recently published a paper in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes ( where we investigated the use of self-mention markers in the doctoral dissertations of literature in the UK and Turkey.

Corpus is a collection of electronically stored linguistic data, either written texts or a transcription of recorded speech (comprised of billions of words these days), which can be used as a starting-point of linguistic description or as a means of verifying hypotheses about language or any other social phenomena. It is believed that language permeates the human experience and is considered to be a window to the mind, so we think corpus approach (or other computational methods) can help us explore the human experiences more comprehensively.

We are willing to form a discussion group where we can meet academicians from different fields of social science (e.g. linguistics, literature, language teaching, psychology, sociology, philosophy, media studies etc.) with whom we can share recent research integrating corpus approaches (or exploiting digital tools), brainstorm new ways to use the method, and do some joint interdisciplinary research.

If you are interested, please reach us at (,

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Turkish (tur)

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