[Humanist] 22.346 affect in text-analysis?
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 346.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:33:02 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: affect in text-analysis
In a recent lecture, the philosopher Peter Railton pointed to research
in cognitive psychology that demonstrates the importance of affect in
reading. His argument was that affect kicks in prior to any semantic
relationship to the writing, that which it depicts etc, and helps to
determine how meaning is formed.
Does this not mean that affect has to enter into text-analysis? And how
might that be done?
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