[Air-L] Annotating, coding CMC data (focus on language use)

brook bolander brookbolander at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 06:38:57 PST 2012


Thanks to all who have responded so far - I will follow up on your
suggestions.

I will check out the UAM corpus tool and get back in touch with you Lise
for ideas once I have had a look at it, thanks!

Lois: In addition to wanting the students to be able to add information
about when an entry (e.g., post, comment, etc) was written, by whom and
(potentially in response to what previous entry), I want the students to be
able to annotate a small corpus of data with regard to 'discourse moves'
such as agreements, disagreements, instances of advice-giving, etc. and for
their linguistic realisation, for example, whether they are boosted,
mitigated, etc.  The analysis will primarily be qualitative, although there
may be students who want to make use of descriptive statistics and who wish
to count all instances of disagreements, for example, and see how many of
these are mitigated.




On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Lise Fontaine <FontaineL at cardiff.ac.uk>wrote:

> I can recommend the UAM CorpusTool as I have used it quite a bit in my own
> research and in teaching. For anyone near Cardiff, we have a workshop on
> it on Feb. 3, details here:
> http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/linc/entry/workshop_corpus_tools.
> I'm happy to discuss using it off-list to share ideas.
> best wishes
> Lise
>
>
>
>
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> From:   Shannon Sauro <shannon.sauro at utsa.edu>
> To:     <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Date:   24/01/2012 14:24
> Subject:        Re: [Air-L] Annotating, coding CMC data (focus on language
> use)
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> The free corpus annotation application I am slightly familiar with is the
> UAM Corpus Tool available here: http://www.wagsoft.com/CorpusTool/
>
> *********************************
> Shannon Sauro, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
> University of Texas at San Antonio
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> The CALLspot - a podcast about computer-assisted language learning
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [Air-L] Annotating, coding CMC data (focus on language use)
>
> Dear all,
>
> This semester I will be teaching a seminar on research methodologies for
> the study of computer-mediated discourse. The seminar is part of an MA
> program on language and communication, so the focus is on language use -
> the students all come from linguistics departments.
>
> As part of the seminar, I want to introduce students to a free software
> program which enables annotation/coding of data, so we can conduct a small
> workshop in which they get their hands dirty annotating/coding data and so
> that we can subsequently discuss dis/advantages depending on the types of
> data they are working with, their research questions, etc. Do you know of
> any free programs you would recommend? I am not an expert on this matter
> and I am overwhelmed by all the programs (one could purchase). Further, do
> you have any tips on reading materials which address different types of
> software for the annotating/tagging of (linguistic) data, which we could
> read in class before working with a program?
>
> Thanks so much for your help.
> Kind regards,
> Brook Bolander
> (research and teaching assistant, University of Basel, Switzerland)
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