Corpus-based studies make use of computers. However, when the analysis to be carried out is of a semantic nature, such tool is not always used. The article consists of a methodological proposal concerning the use of WordSmith Tools (Scott, 1999) in an investigation which relies on the Attitude sytem (Martin and Rose, 2003; White, 2000) to analyze its data. Some results are presented in order to exemplify this proposal. The methodology is evaluated and its possible advantages and drawbacks are highlighted. The results indicate that computational analysis can be used to map these semantic categories.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Using WordSmith Tools in a study of Appreciation: A methodological suggestion
|Published - 2007
- WordSmith Tools
- Corpus linguistics
- Research method
- Semantic categorization