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Volume 9 Number 2, 2018
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Zhang, Z. S. (2018). Mapping Stylistic Variation with Correspondence Analysis. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 9(2), 15-39.

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Abstract/摘要:

This article demonstrates the use of an alternative method for carrying out multi-dimensional research on stylistic (or register) variation. Correspondence Analysis (CA) is an alternative statistical procedure to Factor Analysis, which has been employed in most multi-dimensional studies on stylistic variation. The advantages of CA are ease of use and intuitive visualization in the form of “stylistic maps.” The method will be illustrated with the author’s work on stylistic variation in written Chinese as well as a pilot study using English.

本文介绍一种多面向语体研究的另类统计方法。对应分析(Correspondence Analysis)是普遍使用的因子分析的一种变异形式。此法的优点是容易使用并可提供直观的语体分布图。方法的演示将以中文书面语体研究为例,以及英语语体的一个初步研究。

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