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Exploring identity through Appraisal Analysis: A corpus annotation methodology

Issue: Vol 9 No. 1 (2013)

Journal: Linguistics and the Human Sciences

Subject Areas: Writing and Composition Linguistics

DOI: 10.1558/lhs.v9i1.95


This paper is concerned with how Appraisal Analysis (Martin and White, 2005) can be used to shed light on the identity that writers/speakers assume when they write/speak, and on the identity these text producers assign to the other voices that participate in the text. Further, we present a methodology of corpus annotation which best supports this approach to identity. The paper shows how Appraisal annotation can be used to reveal the social values held by a writer (and assigned to the other voices introduced into the text) and the affiliations of the writer.

Author: Michael O'Donnell

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