Rhetoric Colloquium: Carolyn Rose of the Language & Technologies Institute

Feb 27, 2013
4:30 PM
Baker Hall 255 B

Carolyn Rose, Associate Professor, Language Technologies Institute will present a talk, "Computational Analysis of Social Positioning in Collaborative Learning Interactions."
She will present recent work on computational modeling of social positioning in conversational interactions. Basic concepts of power and social distance from psychology explain social processes operating in conversational interactions, explaining how we gain influence within interactions through our manipulation of horizontal and vertical social distance through a variety of types of signaling. Research in sociolinguistics illustrates and describes how these signals are encoded in language at various levels, from pronunciation, to lexical choice, to rhetorical strategies at the discourse level. Thus, this work describes how social processes are reflected through patterns of language variation.

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