Colloquium: Mark Davies

Mark Davies will present at our weekly Colloquium on November 19th @ 3:00 in JFSB 4010.

His presentation is titled: Looking at changes in American culture and society with large corpora.

Many people are familiar with the ways that data from Google Books has been used to look at changes in culture and society, such as with “Culturomics”. With more structured corpora, however, even more can be done. In this presentation, we’ll look at how students in the English Language capstone class have used the Corpus of Historical American English (COHA) to look at a wide range of cultural and societal changes in the US during the last two hundred years.

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