Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature

Author: Matthew L. Jockers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319031643
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Grammatische Variation

Author: Marek Konopka
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110516020
Format: PDF
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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.

The Digital Humanities and the Digital Modern

Author: James Smithies
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137499443
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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.

Quantifying Approaches to Discourse for Social Scientists

Author: Ronny Scholz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319973703
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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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Author: Reinhard Köhler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110155788
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Review text: "Dieses Handbuch bietet in insgesamt 71 Artikeln einen umfassenden Überblick über die Geschichte, Grundlagen, Methoden und Erkenntnisse der seit den 70er Jahren etablierten Disziplin."Carmen Scherer in: Germanistik 1-2/2006.

Writing A Manual for the Digital Age Brief Spiral bound Version

Author: David Blakesley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133168949
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Performing Action

Author: Joseph R. Gusfield
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412830656
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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.

Israel s Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective

Author: Thomas E. Levy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331904768X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Bible's grand narrative about Israel's Exodus from Egypt is central to Biblical religion, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim identity and the formation of the academic disciplines studying the ancient Near East. It has also been a pervasive theme in artistic and popular imagination. Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective is a pioneering work surveying this tradition in unprecedented breadth, combining archaeological discovery, quantitative methodology and close literary reading. Archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical Scholars, Computer Scientists, Geoscientists and other experts contribute their diverse approaches in a novel, transdisciplinary consideration of ancient topography, Egyptian and Near Eastern parallels to the Exodus story, the historicity of the Exodus, the interface of the Exodus question with archaeological fieldwork on emergent Israel, the formation of biblical literature, and the cultural memory of the Exodus in ancient Israel and beyond. This edited volume contains research presented at the groundbreaking symposium "Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination" held in 2013 at the Qualcomm Institute of the University of California, San Diego. The combination of 44 contributions by an international group of scholars from diverse disciplines makes this the first such transdisciplinary study of ancient text and history. In the original conference and with this new volume, revolutionary media, such as a 3D immersive virtual reality environment, impart innovative, Exodus-based research to a wider audience. Out of archaeology, ancient texts, science and technology emerge an up-to-date picture of the Exodus for the 21st Century and a new standard for collaborative research.