AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Differential Linguistic Features in U.S. Immigration Newspaper Articles: A Contrastive Corpus Analysis Using the Gramulator
Barbara E. Haertl, Philip M. McCarthy

Last modified: 2011-03-20

Abstract


We use the Gramulator to conduct a computational contrastive analysis on texts printed in states that border Mexico and Canada. The results suggest strong lexical differences between the regions. The primary factor in the southern border states is security, whereas factors in the northern border states are citizenship and family. The results reveal differing regional perspectives, offering insight as to how reporting conveys messages to different audiences.

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