Genre-based writing instruction blended with an online writing tutorial system for the development of academic writing

AbstractAcademic writing training in various forms has been developed to enhance writing knowledge and skills for graduate students at universities. However, few studies have targeted comparative learning analysis of the Introduction and Method sections in terms of genre structure and language use with the support of technology in the humanities and social sciences contexts.

Vernacularization in Medieval Chinese: A quantitative study on classifiers, demonstratives, and copulae in the Chinese Buddhist Canon

AbstractWhile studies on diachronic Chinese syntax have identified a number of linguistic changes in Medieval Chinese, they have mostly been underpinned by qualitative analyses. In the most large-scale quantitative analysis to-date, this article investigates changes in the use of classifiers, demonstratives, and copulae. Our analysis, based on the Chinese Buddhist Canon, examines over 40 million characters in texts spanning a millennium.

How are ‘immigrant workers’ represented in Korean news reporting?—A text mining approach to critical discourse analysis

AbstractThe present study explores the usefulness of a text mining approach to investigating the representation of minorities in news reporting. The question is popular for scholars working in the realm of critical discourse analysis (CDA). Their typical approach is qualitative, which involves dissecting a small number of texts at the microlinguistic level. This approach has over the years come under severe criticisms for the lack of objective and reliable empirical evidence it produces for the sweeping claims it makes about the relationship between language and social structures.

Visualizing the knowledge domain of embodied language cognition: A bibliometric review

AbstractIn the present study 2,180 papers related to embodied cognition in the framework of linguistics were reviewed by using the bibliometric approach. The bibliographic records were collected from the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) from 1992 to 2016 and were composed of a core data set and an expanded data set by topic searching and citation expansion. Document co-citation analysis, citation burst detection, and betweenness centrality measurement were conducted to explore and determine the thematic patterns, emerging trends, and critical articles of the knowledge domain.

Uncovering gender bias in newspaper coverage of Irish politicians using machine learning

AbstractThis article presents a text-analytic approach to analysing media content for evidence of gender bias. Irish newspaper content is examined using machine learning and natural language processing techniques. Systematic differences in the coverage of male and female politicians are uncovered, and these differences are analysed for evidence of gender bias. A corpus of newspaper coverage of politicians over a 15-year period was created. Features of the text were extracted and patterns differentiating coverage of male and female politicians were identified using machine learning.

Evaluation of text representation schemes and distance measures for authorship linking

AbstractBased on n text excerpts, the authorship linking task is to determine a way to link pairs of documents written by the same person together. This problem is closely related to authorship attribution questions, and its solution can be used in the author clustering task. However, no training information is provided and the solution must be unsupervised. To achieve this, various text representation strategies can be applied, such as characters, punctuation symbols, or letter n-grams as well as words, lemmas, Part-Of-Speech (POS) tags, and sequences of them.

Research report on the adequacy of SciE-Lex as a lexicographic tool for the writing of biomedical papers in English

AbstractThe widespread use of English in science and scholarship has stressed the increasing need for reference tools which provide non-native, especially junior, researchers with useful information about the collocational patterns as well as conventionalized phraseology of non-technical words prototypical of specialized discourses.


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