Fachhochschule Potsdam University of Applied Sciences

Invited talk   

5 November 2014, 7 pm

Making sense of context
in corpus linguistics

Dawn Knight,
Newcastle University, UK

Contextual ‘meta-data’ in applied linguistics and corpus linguistics, has been largely static, and sociolinguists often discuss the need to consider more carefully the extent to which text-external elements are invoked in our interpretation of language in use. Drawing on recent developments in corpus linguistics, this presentation takes a more delicate and fine-grained approach to the description of the relationship between language and context, through its representation in (meta)data. In her talk, Dawn Knight questions the status of the ‘meta’ in metadata and provides some reflections on capturing, classifying, representing, and querying corpora from omnidirectional perspectives using mobile technologies, biometric sensors, and visualization techniques.

Doors 6:30pm, Start: 7pm @ Wissenschaftsetage im Bildungsforum
Am Kanal 47, 14467 Potsdam


information+visualization is a cross-cutting research theme at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. Researchers that focus on information+visualization explore the potential of interactive and visual representations to help people make sense of large data sets and navigate complex information spaces.




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