Using a corpus of English and Chinese political speeches for metaphor analysis

Kathleen Ahrens, Huiheng Zeng, Shun Han Rebekah Wong

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Abstract

In this article, we present details of our corpus of political speeches and introduce using the corpus for metaphor analysis in political discourse. Although specialized corpora on a variety of topics are now easily available, online political corpora available for public use are scarce. The database our research team has developed contains more than six million English and Chinese political speeches and is currently available free online. Researchers in many fields are able to use the multiple search functions on the website for their specific research purposes. In particular, the corpus is useful for researchers focusing on political speeches and conceptual metaphor analyses. From the perspective of metaphor study, we have taken advantage of several functions to facilitate the corpus-based metaphor analyses. In short, this database enriches the current bilingual resources and contributes to the evaluation of political language by linguists and political scientists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
EditorsHitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Stelios Piperidis, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Koiti Hasida, Helene Mazo, Khalid Choukri, Sara Goggi, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Nicoletta Calzolari, Jan Odijk, Takenobu Tokunaga
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages994-999
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9791095546009
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 7 May 201812 May 2018

Publication series

NameLREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period7/05/1812/05/18

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Language and Linguistics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Corpus
  • Metaphor
  • Political speeches

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