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A Corpus Approach to Parliamentary Discourse Research

  • Darja Fišer INZ
  • Kristina Pahor de Maiti
Keywords: parliamentary proceedings, parliamentary corpora, language and gender, digital humanities


This tutorial shows how corpora can be used to investigate language use and communication practices in a specialized socio-cultural context of political discourse in order to explore socio-cultural phenomena. We will demonstrate the potential of a richly annotated diachronic corpus of Slovenian parliamentary debates for investigating the characteristics and dynamics of the representation of women and their language use in the Slovenian Parliament.


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