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Master 2021/2022

Research and Design Seminar "Modern Digital Technologies of Text Analytics"

Type: Compulsory course (Applied Linguistics and Text Analytics)
Area of studies: Fundamental and Applied Linguistics
Delivered by: School of Literature and Intercultural Communication
When: 2 year, 1-3 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Master’s programme: Прикладная лингвистика и текстовая аналитика
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4
Contact hours: 80

Course Syllabus


In the Project Seminar "Modern Digital Technologies of Text Analytics" (2nd year) various modern methods and techniques are studied. Multiple text types (including multimodal, different genres) are tackled with the use of software. Programming using R and Python is applied to work with Big Data. The aim of the seminar is to revise and evaluate and put into practice familiar as well as brand-new approaches.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course is aimed at acquiring newer techniques and methods used both in research projects in an academic environment as well as in a real-life business
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students are familiar with different techniques used to analyse multi-modal texts
  • Students know how to analyse narratives from a linguistic point of view
  • Students know how to build graphs, how to analyse Big Data using them
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Year 2. Analysing multi-modal texts
  • Year 2. Working with narratives
  • Year 2. Network analysis, building graphs using R
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Project 1
  • non-blocking Project 2
  • non-blocking Project 3
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.3 * Project 2 + 0.4 * Project 3 + 0.3 * Project 1


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • A. Pécoud. (2014). Depoliticising Migration : Global Governance and International Migration Narratives. Palgrave Pivot.
  • AHMAD, R. (2011). National Self and Narrative of Identity: Construction of Nationalism in Modern Persian Literature and Film. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsndl&AN=edsndl.oai.union.ndltd.org.arizona.edu.oai.arizona.openrepository.com.10150.201496
  • Aishath Nasheeda, Haslinda Binti Abdullah, Steven Eric Krauss, & Nobaya Binti Ahmed. (2019). Transforming Transcripts Into Stories: A Multimethod Approach to Narrative Analysis. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406919856797
  • Aleskerov, F., Meshcheryakova, N., Rezyapova, A., & Shvydun, S. (2018). Network analysis of international migration.
  • Bal, M. (2017). Narratology : Introduction to the Theory of Narrative (Vol. Fourth edition). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1590574
  • Bateman, J. A., & Schmidt, K.-H. (2012). Multimodal Film Analysis : How Films Mean. Routledge.
  • Bruhn, J. (2016). The Intermediality of Narrative Literature : Medialities Matter. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1242120
  • Carrington, P. J., Scott, J., & Wasserman, S. (2005). Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=132264
  • Chilton, P. (1980). Story and Discourse. Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. Modern Language Review, 75(4), 823–825. https://doi.org/10.2307/3726591
  • Choi, J., & Nunan, D. (2010). Language and Culture : Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=311605
  • Deppermann, A., & Streeck, J. (2018). Time in Embodied Interaction : Synchronicity and Sequentiality of Multimodal Resources. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1878466
  • Fernando Henrique Silva. (2019). DICERTO, Sara. Multimodal Pragmatics and Translation: a new model for source text analysis. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Cadernos de Tradução, 39(2), 271–280. https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7968.2019v39n2p271
  • Hansen, P. K., Pier, J., Roussin, P., & Schmid, W. (2017). Emerging Vectors of Narratology. De Gruyter.
  • Helland, K. I. (2015). Multilingualism, Identity, and Ideology in Popular Culture Texts: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis.
  • Interactions, Images and Texts : A Reader in Multimodality, edited by Sigrid Norris, and Carmen Daniela Maier, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2014. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1652210.
  • Jewitt, C., Bezemer, J. J., & O’Halloran, K. L. (2016). Introducing Multimodality. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1204264
  • Kress, G. R. (2009). Multimodality : A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=301173
  • Lazega, E., & Snijders, T. A. B. (2016). Multilevel Network Analysis for the Social Sciences : Theory, Methods and Applications. Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1119294
  • Ledin, P. 1962, & Machin, D. 1966. (2019). Doing critical discourse studies with multimodality: From metafunctions to materiality. Critical Discourse Studies, 16(5), 497–513. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2018.1468789
  • Lee, H., & Sohn, I. (2015). Fundamentals of Big Data Network Analysis for Research and Industry. Chichester, UK: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1100477
  • Ognyan Seizov, & Janina Wildfeuer. (2017). New Studies in Multimodality : Conceptual and Methodological Elaborations. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Olson, G. (2011). Current Trends in Narratology. De Gruyter.
  • Page, R. E., & Thomas, B. (2011). New Narratives : Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=477164
  • Schmid, W. (2010). Narratology : An Introduction. New York: De Gruyter. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=390996
  • Sidnéa Nunes Ferreira, & Viviane M. Heberle. (2013). Text linguistics and critical discourse analysis: A multimodal analysis of a magazine advertisement. Ilha Do Desterro, 64, 111–134. https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2013n64p111
  • Сморгунов, Л. В. Политические сети. Теория и методы анализа : учебник / Л. В. Сморгунов, А. С. Шерстобитов. — Москва : Аспект Пресс, 2014. — 320 с. — ISBN 978-5-7567-0751-9. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/68727 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bliesemann de Guevara, B. (2016). Myth and Narrative in International Politics : Interpretive Approaches to the Study of IR. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1243387
  • Pinar Sanz, M. J. (2015). Multimodality and Cognitive Linguistics. John Benjamins Publishing Company.