Showcase/Workshop: Discover the power of computer-based text analysis – School of Literature, Art and Media Showcase/Workshop: Discover the power of computer-based text analysis – School of Literature, Art and Media

Showcase/Workshop: Discover the power of computer-based text analysis

Do you have large amounts of text to analyse? No time or opportunity to learn how to code? You can still use free, user-friendly tools to analyse your data. In this showcase, researchers from the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University, will present case studies that showcase how such tools can be used in the analysis of topics ranging from climate change to obesity to lonely hearts columns.

There will also be a hands-on workshop where Prof Laurence Anthony (Waseda University, Japan) will introduce participants to AntConc. AntConc is a free and user-friendly corpus analysis software program for quantitative (word frequency) and qualitative (concordancing) text analysis. It can be used to identify language patterns in small or large data sets, such as common words and phrases, or how certain words are used. Note that attendees should bring a laptop for the AntConc workshop.

A draft program for the event is available on the next page. Talks are tailored to interest different disciplines, including linguistics, education, Spanish and Latin American studies, history, gender and cultural studies, environmental studies, sociology, and health communication. Participants are welcome to attend one, some or all sessions according to their interests. For catering purposes, please indicate at the Eventbrite link which day/s you will attend.

This event is open to research students (Honours and HDR).

Prof Anthony’s visit is jointly funded by the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC); the Centre for Translational Data Science, and the Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group.

Event location:
Seminar Room S226
John Woolley Building
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 18 March 2019

9.20 - 9.30
Welcome
Monika Bednarek (The University of Sydney)
9.30 - 10.30
Metaphors and Narratives of Climate Change
Elena Semino (presenting, Lancaster, UK) and Alice Deignan (University of Leeds)
10.30 - 11
Morning tea
11 - 12
A Genre Analysis of Discourses Surrounding Venereal Disease in Seventeenth-Century England
Tony McEnery (presenting) and Helen Baker (Lancaster, UK)
12 - 1
Looking For Love – Gender, Sexuality and Language in Lonely Hearts Columns
Paul Baker (Lancaster, UK)
1 - 2
Lunch
2 - 3
Obesity in the News: A corpus-based comparison of Tabloids and Broadsheets in the UK
Gavin Brookes (Lancaster, UK)
3 - 4
Launch of the Sydney Corpus Lab and Q&A Opportunity for networking
Afternoon tea (provided)
Evening -
Dinner
(sign up on the day)

Day 2: 19 March 2019

9.50 - 10
Welcome
Monika Bednarek (The University of Sydney)
10 - 10.30
The UK at Risk. A Corpus Approach to Social Change 1785-2009.
Jens Zinn (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne)
10.30 - 11
Morning tea
11 - 11.30
Discourses of ‘Teacher Quality’ in the Australian Print Media 2014-2019: A Corpus-Assisted Analysis
Nicole Mockler (School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney)
11.30 - 12
Dead of a Lesser God: Victims’ Voice and Representation in the Colombian Press
Alexandra García (Education Portfolio, The University of Sydney)
12 - 1
Lunch
1 - 3
AntConc Workshop Session 1 (bring your laptop)
Laurence Anthony (Waseda University, Japan)
3 - 3.30
Afternoon tea
3.30 - 4.30
AntConc Workshop Session 2 (bring your laptop)
Laurence Anthony (Waseda University, Japan)
4.30 - 5
Q&A with Laurence Anthony – AntConc and Other Tools

Date

Mar 18 - 19 2019
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Cost

Free

More Info

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Location

John Woolley Building (A20)
University of Sydney NSW 2006
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