Thursday, November 06, 2008
O Canada (not literally)
I am fully aware that posting has been thin on the ground in recent (and not so recent) times. Well I'm here to bring you the first in a series of posts to discuss the latest developments.
That's right, there are actual developments.
Increasingly I have come to realise that I possess some pretty unique data, and if I'm not working on it then it's a shame to let it go to waste. My first venture into new collaborative thinking came about when Alastair (Dr Gill to you) provided me with a data sharing opportunity.
And so it comes to be that my corpus is currently with some friendly researchers at the University of Calgary. Juanita Whalen, having recently looked into email with Alastair, is currently exploring the use of non-literal language in personal blogs. I've only seen some cursory findings but they are very interesting and seem to correspond with a few things I've previously found in the same data.
Watch this space for more details ... I promise there will be more details.