Establishing the Specialist Language of Dance

In: Spectrums and Spaces of Writing
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Susan L. Wiesner
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Dance, as a specialist discipline, is examined in the context of research in Corpus Linguistics that suggests that the lexicon used by those in a specialist discipline offers insight into the concepts and ideologies of that discipline. The hypothesis is that the lexicon of dance writing demonstrates aesthetic concepts and theoretical approaches and beliefs through generalised language patterns. In this thesis two disciplines generally in tension with one another, Dance and Computer Science, are used to discuss Dance as seen through the words of dance writers.

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