| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||workshop From Text To Political Positions 2010 (Extended Deadline) |
| From: || |
| Email: ||e.maks_(on)_let.vu.nl |
| Date received: ||13 Jan 2010 |
| Deadline: ||29 Jan 2010 |
| Start date: ||09 Apr 2010 |
2nd Call for Abstracts Extended Deadline - 29th January 2010
>From Text to Political Positions 2010 9-10 April 2010, VU
University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Ken Benoit (Trinity College, Dublin, Dept of Political Science)
- Jan Kleinnijenhuis (Vrije Universiteit/VU Amsterdam, Dept of
Communication Studies and The Network Institute)
- Veronika Koller (Lancaster University, Dept of Linguistics and
English Language) and Paul Davidson (University of Bradford,
Dept of Peace Studies)
- Janyce Wiebe (University of Pittsburgh, Dept of Computer
The workshop `From Text to Political Positions' (T2PP) is
intended to provide a meeting place for individual researchers
and research groups focussing on the development of methods and
techniques for the analysis of political texts. It will allow for
dialogue between scholars working on complementary
multidisciplinary projects, and so may lead to further
collaboration. During these two days, plenty of time will be
reserved for social and intellectual exchanges and the event will
close with a round-table discussion.
The meeting will focus on comprehensive and precise methods for
manual and automated analysis of subjectivity and the
presentation of opinions in political texts. Examples of relevant
text-types include, but are not limited to: television news
broadcasts, interviews, newspapers, opinion papers, parliamentary
debates, manifestos, party websites, blogs, public-opinion polls
on the internet and voting polls and election results.
We plan to compile a selection of the papers and submit them to a
peer-reviewed international journal for publication as a special
Call for Abstracts We invite 500-1000 word abstracts in English.
They should be sent to
-- Deadline for abstracts: 29 January 2010.
-- Notification of acceptance will be made by February 15th.
-- Participation will be based upon acceptance of refereed
-- Only a limited number of papers (12-16) can be accepted to
allow for 20 minutes per paper plus discussion time.
-- Deadline for papers from accepted participants: 10 March 2010.
-- Accepted papers will be posted on the T2PP web site two weeks
in advance as `working papers' to enhance discussion and
Workshop dates: 9-10 April 2010 Workshop cost: FREE - There will
be no registration fee!
* Modelling positions of actors in political texts on issues
* Sociological and linguistic models for deep-structure
analysis of political texts
* Linguistic evidence of popularisation of language in
* Politics in the media: methods of analysis in media
discourse on politics
* Securing quality in quantitative research methods
* Analysing political discourse from a regional (e.g.,
European, Asian, African, British, USA) or global
* Acquisition and representation of subjectivity and modality
(emotion, deontic and epistemic modality, urgency) as
expressed lexically (e.g. `for/against', `can/will/must',
`say/state/demand', pos./neg. `possible/likely') or on a
higher discourse level.
* The automatic annotation of subjective, deontic and modal
layers of implications in texts to model complex opinions
and positions of political/social actors
* Applications for political opinion mining and positioning
* ... other suggestions are welcome
Venue Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU University Amsterdam)
Metropolitan Building Buitenveldertselaan 3 - 7 1082 VA Amsterdam
Organising Committee The T2PP team: Prof. Dr. Piek Vossen Prof.
Dr. Liesbet Hooghe Dr. André Krouwel Dr. Alan Cienki Drs.
Annemarie van Elfrinkhof Drs. Bertie Kaal Drs. Isa Maks
The research project `From Text to Political Positions' (T2PP) is
funded by the Center for Advanced Media Research Amsterdam
(CAMeRA) at the VU University Amsterdam. The goal of the project
is to combine analytical methods from the social sciences with
linguistic and discourse analytic methods from the humanities to
find `deeper' meanings expressed via political texts and to
characterise positioning strategies used in them. The research
group is developing a political/linguistic model to incorporate
content analysis with context analysis as well as
lexical-semantic analysis. It is aimed at uncovering
characteristic semantic and stylistic variations in language use
of political actors which express their positions and also evoke
a range of reactions in the media and the electorate.
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