Textual Database and Computer Tools for Socio-political Discourse Analysis
Textopol is a research and training platform in lexicometrics and is dedicated to the automatic processing of political discourse. It combines linguistic and statistical instruments with socio-political and textual corpus. Textopol allows to:
Become familiar with and compare diverse softwares as well as their characteristics;
Carry out experimental analysis of textual data, be they political, media-related, institutional, sociolinguistic or even literary;
Conduct research and carry out some discursive, enunciative, lexical, syntactic or semantic experiments in different perspectives: typological, argumentative, communicational, historic, sociolinguistic, rhetoric, stylistic, terminological, and thematic.
The platform gives access to :
- A socio-political and textual database: Textopol,
Comparative explanations of diverse statistical tools, with links to these instruments and their instructions
A teaching section offering a course and exercises in lexicometrics
Documentary resources and links to research teams and works in this field
- Some accessible archives
- A forum for discussion
- A blog dedicated to presidential New Year’s messages and political rituals.