Tools of the trade6 November 2013
Tools of the trade: Software for exploring linguistic and communicative patternings.
Ben Clarke, Portsmouth University
4pm-6pm. Room 3.58 John Percival Building, Cardiff University.
Tools of the trade: Software for exploring linguistic and communicative patternings
In this workshop, I demonstrate ‘live’ the use of several computational software packages for conducting the analysis of patterned linguistic and communicative behaviour in natural data. The tools considered are ELAN, UAM CorpusTool, SketchEngine and AntConc. As well as offering some brief but summative impressions of the potential of the software packages in general, I illustrate the tools’ principles with reference to data and analysis from an on-going project of my own (Clarke, 2012). Here, I explore whether ellipsis of the situationally-recoverable type is coordinated with recurrent and patterned behaviour in embodied semiotic systems.
Clarke, B.P. (2012) ‘A multi-modal analysis of situationally recoverable types of ellipsis: Which of the embodied modalities are implicated?’. 6th International Conference on Multimodality, University of London, August 2012.