Finding Zelig in Text: A Measure for Normalising Linguistic Accommodation

Simon Jones, Rachel Cotterill, Nigel Dewdney, Kate Muir, A Joinson

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Abstract

Linguistic accommodation is a recognised indicator of social power and social distance. However, different individuals will vary their language to different degrees, and only a portion of this variance will be due to accommodation. This paper presents the Zelig Quotient, a method of normalising linguistic variation towards a particular individual, using an author’s other communications as a baseline, thence to derive a method for identifying accommodation-induced variation with statistical significance. This work provides a platform for future efforts towards examining the importance of such phenomena in large communications datasets.

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Conference25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityDublin
Period23/08/1429/08/14

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Linguistics
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Power (Psychology)

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Jones, S., Cotterill, R., Dewdney, N., Muir, K., & Joinson, A. (2014). Finding Zelig in Text: A Measure for Normalising Linguistic Accommodation. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Dublin, UK United Kingdom.

Finding Zelig in Text : A Measure for Normalising Linguistic Accommodation. / Jones, Simon; Cotterill, Rachel; Dewdney, Nigel; Muir, Kate; Joinson, A.

2014. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Dublin, UK United Kingdom.

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Jones, S, Cotterill, R, Dewdney, N, Muir, K & Joinson, A 2014, 'Finding Zelig in Text: A Measure for Normalising Linguistic Accommodation' Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Dublin, UK United Kingdom, 23/08/14 - 29/08/14, .
Jones S, Cotterill R, Dewdney N, Muir K, Joinson A. Finding Zelig in Text: A Measure for Normalising Linguistic Accommodation. 2014. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Dublin, UK United Kingdom.
Jones, Simon ; Cotterill, Rachel ; Dewdney, Nigel ; Muir, Kate ; Joinson, A. / Finding Zelig in Text : A Measure for Normalising Linguistic Accommodation. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Dublin, UK United Kingdom.
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