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Identifying linguistic correlates of power

Cotterill, Rachel; Muir, Kate; Joinson, Adam; Dewdney, Nigel


Rachel Cotterill

Kate Muir

Adam Joinson

Nigel Dewdney


Previous work on social power modelling from linguistic cues has been limited by the range of available data. We introduce a new corpus of dialogues, generated in a controlled experimental setting where participant roles were manipulated to generate a perceived difference in social power. Initial results demonstrate successful differentiation of upwards, downwards, and level communications, using a classifier built on a small set of stylistic features.


Cotterill, R., Muir, K., Joinson, A., & Dewdney, N. (2015). Identifying linguistic correlates of power

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 16, 2015
Publication Date Apr 16, 2015
Journal International Journal of Computational Linguistics and applications
Print ISSN 0976-0962
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Pages 9-26
Keywords linguistic correlates, power
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