[Humanist] 26.670 "digital X"
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 670.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:24:51 +0000
From: Mark Davies <Mark_Davies at byu.edu>
Subject: RE: 26.669 "digital X"?
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For more on collocates of "digital", see:
Collocates by genre, based on the 450 million word Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)
Collocates by decade, based on the 400 million word Corpus of Historical American English (COHA)
Professor of Linguistics / Brigham Young University
** Corpus design and use // Linguistic databases **
** Historical linguistics // Language variation **
** English, Spanish, and Portuguese **
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> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 669.
> Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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> From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
> Subject: digital X?
> The query for reactions to the phrase "digital materiality" generated what
> seems to me a surprising degree of interest. My question is now what other
> collocates of "digital" are particularly worth considering?
> To see what might leap from the screen at me I went to Antoinette Renouf's
> WebCorp (http://www.webcorp.org.uk/live/). As you might be able to
> predict from a trawling of the Web, the heavy hitters tend not to
> surprise: (1) photographic terms, such as "cameras", "photography"; (2)
> related terms of digital media; (3) technological terms. At the 30th place was
> "digital humanities", also not surprisingly. Others relatively high on the list
> were "culture", "Editions" (because of Adobe) and so on.
> To pursue this any further we'd need a frequency list organized by
> strangeness, uneasiness, degree of upset or whatever one might call
> "interest" when being less bland, more self-consciously, bravely vulnerable.
> So, let me ask, apart from "materiality" what strikes sparks against "digital"?
> My choice would be "memory".
> Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of the
> Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
> London; Professor, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University
> of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-
> journal.org); Editor, Humanist (www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/);
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