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Proposals for a Discourse Analysis Practice Integrated into Digital Humanities: Theoretical Issues, Practical Applications, and Methodological Consequences

Agora Lab (EA7392), Institute of Digital Humanities (FED4284), CY Cergy Paris Université, F95000 Cergy, France
Languages 2020, 5(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages5010005
Received: 1 December 2019 / Revised: 10 January 2020 / Accepted: 15 January 2020 / Published: 20 January 2020
In this article, I put forward a linguistic analysis model for analyzing meaning which is based on a methodology that falls within the wider framework of the digital humanities and is equipped with digital tools that meet the theoretical requirements stated. First, I propose a conception of the digital humanities which favors a close relationship between digital technology and the humanities. This general framework will justify the use of a number of models embodied in a dynamic conception of language. This dynamism will then be reflected in the choice of metrics and textual analysis tools (developed in the field of textometry, especially the Iramuteq software). The semantic functioning of linguistic units will be described by using these tools within the identified methodological framework and will help to better understand the processes of variations, whether temporal or generic, within vast discursive corpora. I propose a way of analyzing corpora with specific tools, confronting the humanities with computing/numerical technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: discourse analysis; corpus linguistics; digital humanities; semantics; textometry discourse analysis; corpus linguistics; digital humanities; semantics; textometry
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