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Corpus Data across Languages and Disciplines


Edited By Piotr Pezik

Over the recent years corpus tools and methodologies have gained widespread recognition in various areas of theoretical and applied linguistics. Data lodged in corpora is explored and exploited across languages and disciplines as distinct as historical linguistics, language didactics, discourse analysis, machine translation and search engine development to name but a few. This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 8 th edition of the Practical Applications in Language and Computers conference and it is aimed at helping a wide community of researchers, language professionals and practitioners keep up to date with new corpus theories and methodologies as well as language-related applications of computational tools and resources.


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Talking about Europe in British, Italian and Polish TV News Programmes: Silvia de Candia, Mikołaj Deckert and Marco Venuti


Talking about Europe in British, Italian and Polish TV News Programmes Silvia de Candia, Mikołaj Deckert and Marco Venuti Abstract The present study investigates the role of “accessed voices” in British, Italian and Polish TV news reports through the analysis of a comparable multilingual corpus consisting of transcripts of TV news programmes (both public and commercial channels). All news stories included in the corpus have been divided into items related to ‘Europe’ on the one hand, and ‘other’ (both domestic news and international non-European stories) on the other. We will focus on the role of attribution, mainly drawing on the Appraisal System (Martin and White 2005), in utterances by “accessed voices”, and the rhetorical effects deriving from such positioning In order to carry out the comparison, the corpus will be queried exploiting the XML annotation which allows for detailed comparisons between countries and voices. A quantitative analysis will make it possible to compare different uses of sources in TV news programmes when news items deal with Europe vis-à-vis other topics. The comparison of TV news programmes in the three countries will show the way different forms of attribution are used when Europe related topics are dealt with. The quantitative analysis will be complemented with a more qualitative approach to a set of news items on climate change which will help shed light on the differences in attitude towards Europe across the three countries. Keywords IntUne TV corpus, accessed voice, keywords. Introduction News programmes present a very specific structure...

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