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Working With Texts

Author : Maggie Bowring
ISBN : 9781134758272
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis provides a basic foundation for understanding aspects of English language crucial in the analysis of text. The major topics covered include writing, the sound system of spoken English, words, sentence grammar and discourse construction. The wide range of texts examined include literary extracts from prose fiction (Jeanette Winterson, Anne Tyler), poetry (D. H. Lawrence, Margaret Atwood), drama (John Godber) and graphic novels (Neil Gaiman), but also a huge diversity of texts from contemporary media: newspaper articles, advertisements (Gap, Kelloggs), political speeches and original authentic materials (children's writing, signs, everyday conversation). Student-friendly features include: * Activities showing how language works in texts and their contexts * Commentaries which follow each activity, highlighting main points of language use * Wide coverage of different genres: literary texts, notes, memos, signs, advertisements, leaflets, speeches, conversation * Suggestions for further reading and additional self-study exercises * Key words highlighted and a full index of terms Ideal for introductory courses to English Language and Literature and Linguistics. Also of interest to students of media and communication studies.

Working On Texts

Author : Enrico Terrinoni
ISBN : 9781612331065
Genre : Literary Criticism
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If reading is inevitably always an experiment, reading literary masterpieces gains one access to a linguistic and semiotic universe that baffles hermeneutic authority, as well as any attempt to propose definitive interpretations. What is good about reading is that it is simultaneously a statement of subjectivity and recognition of the other as a different interpreter of the same signs. Every reading is therefore always provisional. Working on Texts provides some old and new readings of famous literary masterpieces by authors such as John Donne, S.T. Coleridge, Walt Whitman, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney.

Set Theory For The Working Mathematician

Author : Krzysztof Ciesielski
ISBN : 0521594650
Genre : Mathematics
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Presents those methods of modern set theory most applicable to other areas of pure mathematics.

Text Mining With R

Author : Julia Silge
ISBN : 9781491981627
Genre : Computers
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Much of the data available today is unstructured and text-heavy, making it challenging for analysts to apply their usual data wrangling and visualization tools. With this practical book, you’ll explore text-mining techniques with tidytext, a package that authors Julia Silge and David Robinson developed using the tidy principles behind R packages like ggraph and dplyr. You’ll learn how tidytext and other tidy tools in R can make text analysis easier and more effective. The authors demonstrate how treating text as data frames enables you to manipulate, summarize, and visualize characteristics of text. You’ll also learn how to integrate natural language processing (NLP) into effective workflows. Practical code examples and data explorations will help you generate real insights from literature, news, and social media. Learn how to apply the tidy text format to NLP Use sentiment analysis to mine the emotional content of text Identify a document’s most important terms with frequency measurements Explore relationships and connections between words with the ggraph and widyr packages Convert back and forth between R’s tidy and non-tidy text formats Use topic modeling to classify document collections into natural groups Examine case studies that compare Twitter archives, dig into NASA metadata, and analyze thousands of Usenet messages

On Track

Author : Janne Schill
ISBN : 0864623518
Genre : Creative writing
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On Track: Working with Texts offers a stimulating, clearly set out and practical approach to building language and writing skills for junior secondary students. It is modelled on the successful senior secondary text On Purpose, which examines language, purpose and context. Key features: very wide range of source material, easy-to-follow units that move through a '4E' process-Explanation, Example, related Exercises and Extension exercise, annotated examples, including multimedia texts, chapters arranged according to the most common texts used and encountered by junior secondary students, many texts relate to popular topics relevant to the target audience, such as fantasy, music, sport and friendship, the concept of register is introduced and reinforced across the chapters, along with a reiteration of the main purposes for using language-to inform, to instruct, to persuade, to argue, to create and to entertain. Contents 1 Using language for a purpose 2 Stories 3 Poems 4 Descriptions 5 Diaries 6 Letters 7 Graphics 8 News reports 9 Feature articles 10 Interviews 11 Reviews 12 Advertisements 13 Speeches 14 Instructions 15 Reports 16 Paragraphs and essays.

Working With Text And Around Text In Foreign Language Environments

Author : Halina Chodkiewicz
ISBN : 9783319332727
Genre : Education
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This book investigates the three pivotal points of text for foreign language acquisition: reception, construction and deconstruction. In Part One, the focus is on various aspects of text reception, such as developing literacy, text interest, and perceptions of the academic register or the assessment of spoken language in educational contexts. Part Two deals with various aspects of composing text, such as author identity, lexical constructs or collaborative web-based writing. Lastly, Part Three presents the various segmental items that constitute text, like lexical clustering, L1/L2 relationship, classroom talk as text, etc. The division corresponds with what can be viewed as a logical sequence of text-related processes reflected in formal learning and teaching environments.

Working With Text

Author : Emma Tonkin
ISBN : 9781780634302
Genre : Business & Economics
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What is text mining, and how can it be used? What relevance do these methods have to everyday work in information science and the digital humanities? How does one develop competences in text mining? Working with Text provides a series of cross-disciplinary perspectives on text mining and its applications. As text mining raises legal and ethical issues, the legal background of text mining and the responsibilities of the engineer are discussed in this book. Chapters provide an introduction to the use of the popular GATE text mining package with data drawn from social media, the use of text mining to support semantic search, the development of an authority system to support content tagging, and recent techniques in automatic language evaluation. Focused studies describe text mining on historical texts, automated indexing using constrained vocabularies, and the use of natural language processing to explore the climate science literature. Interviews are included that offer a glimpse into the real-life experience of working within commercial and academic text mining. Introduces text analysis and text mining tools Provides a comprehensive overview of costs and benefits Introduces the topic, making it accessible to a general audience in a variety of fields, including examples from biology, chemistry, sociology, and criminology

Financialization At Work

Author : Ismail Erturk
ISBN : 0415417317
Genre : Business & Economics
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Crisis with US sub-prime mortgages, paralysis in global credit markets and the run on Northern Rock all wake-up calls to the growing influence of finance and financial markets on the lives of ordinary people. Social scientists began debating financialization in the late 2000s much as they debated globalizsation in the 1990s, and this important book prepares the way by allowing readers to (re)define financialization for themselves. The articles are grouped by discourse, covering not only inter-war liberal collectivism and current cultural economy, but also the agency theory of mainstream finance and political economy of various kinds. Helpful commentaries introduce each individual reading while section introductions analyze the assumptions, core propositions, achievements and limits in each distinct literature. This book will challenge readers to bring a new understanding to the financialization of present day capitalism. It is an invaluable resource for students and researchers from business and management, plus all the social sciences with interests in political and cultural economy.

How Texts Work

Author : Adrian Beard
ISBN : 9781134448609
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How Texts Work: explores the ways in which we categorize texts reveals the limitations of some of the polarisations we use to categorize texts analyzes a wide variety of texts from a range of genres and periods, from Ibsen's A Doll's House to an 18-30s brochure, Internet chatrooms and George Bush's September 11 speech offers a step-by-step guide to approaching texts and structuring a response can be used as both a course stimulus and a revision tool. Written by an experienced teacher, author and AS and A2 level examiner, How Texts Work is an essential resource for all students of AS and A2 level English Language, English Literature, and English Language and Literature.

Working With Texts In Stylistics

Author : Gabriela Miššíková
ISBN : 8080506744
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