Monthly Archives: April 2013

Thing-a-day #18: Abstract submitted: “Voice and socialization in postsecondary students’ narrative practices”

The National Capital Area Linguistic Anthropology (NCALA) working group is having its annual workshop next week, and they’re looking for presenters. I’m working on a collaborative project with a couple of colleagues from my department, and we decided to submit

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Thing-a-day #17: Automated tagging

Having collected my twitter corpus, I had to tag it. That is, eventually I’m going to want to take a selected subcorpus and have the computer guess which of my 10 authors wrote each tweet in the subcorpus, but that

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Thing-a-day #16: Working python code

I figured out how to get the names of all 216 El País journalists. I just had to use a different twitter module.

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Thing-a-day #15: bits and pieces

A professor said to me recently that you shouldn’t think of your unproductive stretches as wasted time. Sometimes it’s like, I had to get through 25 hours of writer’s block, so having sat at my computer from 9 to 2

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Thing-a-day #13 & #14: Analysis and powerpoint

Working on the math student interviews again, because this is the last week of classes and I was assigned to give a final presentation tomorrow. Our actual finals aren’t due for another couple of weeks, so the way this works

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Thing-a-day #12: One step back

Yesterday I wrote about my #phdchat twitter corpus, but today I got further in my reading and I decided I can’t use it. My project involves replicating Antonio Rico-Sulayes’s work, so I spent the morning reading his 2012 dissertation, “Quantitative

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Thing-a-day #11: Twitter data set

Continuing my forensic linguistics twitter project. Rather than going with my first ten randomly selected participants in #phdchat, I took twenty randomly selected participants to see what I would get. Out of those twenty I eliminated eight, either because they

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