Semester Schedule

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Unit 1: Weeks 1-3 Theoretical, Methodological, and Computational overview

Lecture 1 Course Intro

Lectures 2-4
James Paul Gee (2011). An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method, Third Edition, New York: Routledge (excepts)

Lecture 5/6
Martin, J. & Rose, D. (2007). Working with Discourse: Meaning Beyond the Clause, Continuum (1 analysis from Chapter 8, at least pp 295-313 from Chapter 9 ) Analyze this blog entry using approach from Chapter 8.

Lecture 7
Levinson, S. (1983). Pragmatics (Chapter 5, Speech Acts, at least pp 226-243, but you can read pp244-283 for a more complete understanding), Cambridge Textbook in Linguistics

Lecture 8
Dielmann, A. & Renals, S. (2008). Recognition of Dialogue Acts in Multiparty Meetings Using a Switching DBN , IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, Vol 16, No 7, Sept. 2008

Here is a conversation, another conversation, and the coding manual from the AMI corpus.

Unit 2: Weeks 5-7 Basics (exchange structure, metaphors and framing)
Lecture 9
Levinson, S. (1983). Pragmatics (Chapter 6 [first half], Conversational Structure), Cambridge Textbook in Linguistics

Lecture 10
Martin, J. & Rose, D. (2007). Working with Discourse: Meaning Beyond the Clause, Continuum (Chapter 7)

Here is Elijah's coding manual for Negotiation .

Herre's Elijah's ACL draft, which describes his computational approach to Negotiation.

Lecture 11
Laskowski, K. (2010). Modeling Norms of Turn-Taking in Multi-Party Conversation , in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

In preparation for Wednesday, in order to lighten your mid-week reading, read the first linked reading from Lakoff listed under Lecture 12.

Lecture 12
Note that for each of the books listed for this lecture, I have photocopied two different excerpts. Altogether this is too much reading. The required portion is the first reading for Lakoff and Johnson, pp14-21 of the first reading from Tannen, and as much as you can of the second reading for Tannen. If necessary, you can skim the second portion from Tannen. If you have time, the non-required portions are excellent, and should be a quick read.

Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors We Live By, University of Chicago Press. Readings 1 and Readings 2

Tannen, D. (1993). Framing in Discourse, Oxford University Press. Readings 1 and Readings 2

Lecture 13
Shutova, E. (2010). Models of Metaphor in NLP , in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Lecture 14 Unit Presentations

Unit 3: Weeks 8-10 Sentiment (Attitude)

Lectures 15 and 16
Martin, J. & White, P. (2005). The Language of Evaluation: Appraisal in English, Palgrave, Chapter 2.
Here is the whole book , but you only have to read chapter 2!!

Here is the data for assignment 3

Here is the chapter about book reviews i told you about.

Spring Break!!!

Lecture 17
Tsur, O., Davidov, D., & Rappoport, A. (2010). ICWSM – A Great Catchy Name: Semi-Supervised Recognition of Sarcastic Sentences in Online Product Reviews, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2010

Lecture 18
Kessler, J. & Nicolov, N. (2010). Targeting Sentiment Expressions through Supervised Ranking of Linguistic Configurations, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2010

Lecture 19
Lin, W., Wilson, T., Wiebe, J., Hauptman, A. (2006). Which side are you on? Identifying Perspectives at the Document and Sentence Levels, Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL ’06).

Lecture 20 Unit Presentations

Unit 4: Weeks 11-13 Identity/Personality/Perspective (Voice, Narrative)

Lecture 21
Schiffrin, D. (2006). From linguistic reference to social reality, in Fina, A., Schiffrin, D., & Bamberg, M. (Eds). Discourse and Identity, Cambridge University Press

No Wednesday Meeing This Week

Lecture 22
Mishler, E. (2006). Narrative and identity: the double arrow of time , in Fina, A., Schiffrin, D., & Bamberg, M. (Eds). Discourse and Identity, Cambridge University Press

Lecture 23
Gill, A., Nowson, S., Oberlander, J. (2009). What Are They Blogging About? Personality, Topic and Motivation in Blogs, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2009

Lecture 24-25
Martin, J. & White, P. (2005). The Language of Evaluation: Appraisal in English, Palgrave, Chapter 3.
Here is the whole book , but you only have to read chapter 3!!

Lecture 26
Girju, R. (2010). Toward Social Causality: An Analysis of Interpersonal Relationships in Online Blogs and Forums, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2010

Lecture 27
Counts, S. & Stecher, K. (2009). Self-Presentation of Personality During Online Profile Creation, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2009

Lecture 28
Moita-Lopez, L. (2006). On being white, heterosexual and male in a Brazilian school: multiple positionings in oral narratives, in de fina, A., Schiffrin, D., Bamberg, M. (Eds). Discourse and Identity, Cambridge.

(not assigned)
Cha, M., Haddadi, H., Benevenuto, F., Gummadi, K. (2010). Measuring User Influence in Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy, Proceedings of ICWSM.

Lecture 29 Unit Presentations