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A Contrastive Corpus Analysis of Modern Art Criticism and Photography Criticism
Arthur Hullender, Philip M. McCarthy

Last modified: 2011-03-20


In this study, we analyze two corpora of art critiques: one on the subject of photography and the other on the subject of modern art. We use two computational tools, the Gramulator and GPAT to analyze both sets of texts. The Gramulator was used to show the indicative linguistic features that make photography criticism a distinct genre from modern art criticism. Results suggest that lexical features, structural formats, and genre consistency differed significantly between the two corpora. The findings provide information for teachers, students, publishers, and curriculum developers for creating more effective writing and teaching materials. This includes material for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in the form of textbooks, workbooks and other external learning material.

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