• Co-occurrence of modal markers: a network analysis approach

    Author(s):
    Paola Marongiu (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Linguistics, Semantics
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    DH2020
    Tag(s):
    Modality, Network analysis
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ecef-8y53
    Abstract:
    This study stems from my PhD thesis on the co-occurrence of modal markers in a Latin corpus, with a focus on the syntactic structures or linguistic items with which they interact. These linguistic items can be coordinating or subordinating conjunctions or adverbs. An example of co-occurrence can be illustrated by the following sentence: ‘You can say that, but you have to prove it’. Here, the co-occurring modal markers are ‘can’ and ‘have to’. The former expresses possibility and the latter necessity. Moreover, the two are linked by the disjunction ‘but’, which creates an opposition between them and therefore between the modal domains that they represent. I propose a quantitative and structural analysis of this phenomenon by means of network analysis techniques. Despite the applications in humanities and specifically in linguistics, few models have been designed in order to study targeted linguistic elements in co-occurrence, and classical languages have received even less attention.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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