Research of Contemporary Use of the Cultural Revolution Vocabulary

  • Tian-tian Zhang
  • Bin Li
  • Liu Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7717)

Abstract

Cultural Revolution Vocabulary is one of sociolinguistic research objects. This paper constructs the Cultural Revolution Corpus based on automatic word segmentation and part-of-speech tagging. Combining qualitative and quantitative analysis, we analyze the top 1,000 words having the max TF-IDF value and word highest frequencies during the Cultural Revolution. The top-100 words are thoroughly analyzed. In the framework of sociolinguistics, this paper explains the phenomena of words’ disappearing, reuse and change of sense, and the color of words.

Keywords

the Cultural Revolution Vocabulary the contemporary usage dating terms lexicology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tian-tian Zhang
    • 1
  • Bin Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liu Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center of Language and InformaticsNanjing Normal UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.State Key Lab for Novel Software TechnologyNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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