'God', 'nation' and 'family' vote for the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff: a corpus-based approach to discourse

Rozane Rebechi

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Phraseological diversity is operationalized as root type-token ratio computed for each syntactic relation. Two methods are tested to approach phraseological sophistication. First, sophisticated word combinations are defined as academic collocations that appear in the Academic Collocation List (Ackermann & Chen, 2013). Second, it is approximated with the average pointwise mutual information score as this measures has been shown to bring out word combinations made up of closely associated medium to low-frequency (i.e. advanced or sophisticated) words.

Week 5 2017/2018

Thursday 9th November 2017

Fylde D28