Research Summaries

Back Language Evidence for Social Goals: A Linguistic Approach to Persuasion Moves in Discourse

Fiscal Year 2013
Division Research & Sponsored Programs
Department Cebrowski Institute
Investigator(s) Martell, Craig H.
Sponsor University of Maryland (Other)
Summary This Socio-Cultural Content in Language (SCIL) Program research will explore and develop novel designs, algorithms, methods, techniques and technologies to extend the discovery of the social constructs of members of a group by correlating these constructs with the language they use. Human language use reflects social and cultural norms, contexts and expectations. Social variables (such as religion, status, gender, education) and contextual features (such as formality, participant beliefs, and social situations) can influence the form and features of language. Because language use responds to such social and cultural influences, then correlating social constructs and language forms and content should provide a rich and expanded understanding of the attributes, roles and nature of the associations and intentions of the members of social groups.
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