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Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse

Quantifying Approaches to Discourse for Social Scientists

Editors: Scholz, Ronny (Ed.)

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  • Explores how quantitative data can be used to account for language practices in a given society, and how it can be interpreted to better understand the structure and construction of society
  • Considers both quantifying and qualitative methods in discourse analysis
  • Features contributions from scholars across Linguistics, Sociology and Political Sciences
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This book provides an overview of a range of quantitative methods, presenting a thorough analytical toolbox which will be of practical use to researchers across the social sciences as they face the challenges raised by new technology-driven language practices. The book is driven by a reflexive mind-set which views quantifying methods as complementary rather than in opposition to qualitative methods, and the chapters analyse a multitude of different intra- and extra-textual context levels essential for the understanding of how meaning is (re-)constructed in society. Uniting contributions from a range of national and disciplinary traditions, the chapters in this volume bring together state-of-the-art research from British, Canadian, French, German and Swiss authors representing the fields of Political Science, Sociology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Statistics. It will be of particular interest to discourse analysts, but also to other scholars working in the digital humanities and with big data of any kind. 

About the authors

Ronny Scholz coordinates the ERC-funded DISCONEX project on academic discourses at the University of Warwick, UK. He holds a Master degree in discourse studies from the University Paris XII and a PhD in sociology and linguistics from Magdeburg and Paris-Est. His work focuses on the question of legitimisation of power in political discourses especially in the post-democratic era. He uses lexicometric tools as quantifying heuristic helping to explore new perspectives in various corpora of political discourse.



Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Understanding Twenty-First-Century Societies Using Quantifying Text-Processing Methods

    Pages 3-21

    Scholz, Ronny

  • Beyond the Quantitative and Qualitative Cleavage: Confluence of Research Operations in Discourse Analysis

    Pages 23-47

    Duchastel, Jules (et al.)

  • The Academic Dispositif: Towards a Context-Centred Discourse Analysis

    Pages 51-87

    Hamann, Julian (et al.)

  • On the Social Uses of Scientometrics: The Quantification of Academic Evaluation and the Rise of Numerocracy in Higher Education

    Pages 89-119

    Angermuller, Johannes (et al.)

  • Lexicometry: A Quantifying Heuristic for Social Scientists in Discourse Studies

    Pages 123-153

    Scholz, Ronny

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantifying Approaches to Discourse for Social Scientists
Editors
  • Ronny Scholz
Series Title
Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97370-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97370-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97369-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 320
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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