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From Contagion to Incoherence: Toward a model of the unfolding Eurozone Crisis

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This post offers readers a fully-fledged analytical model of the unfolding Eurozone Crisis. It begins with a macro-economic analysis of the Crisis’ causes and then, importantly, models the feedback between Europe’s institutional and policy responses and the contagion process that began with Greece. For the fully-fledged (wonkish) version of the paper,

 

 

 

click here ( http://varoufakis.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/from-contagion-to-incoherence-a-simple-macroeconomic-model-of-the-eurozone-crisis1.pdf ). What follows below is a maths-free summary of each of the paper’s sections.

 

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Google-Informed Pattern-Hunting and Pattern-Defining: Implication for Language Pedagogy


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Keywords: GIPH, GIPD, GALL, concordancer, web corpus, DL, DDL, natural

 

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The use of the Web as a corpus and Google as a concordancer, has been regarded as one of the promising areas that has a potential for revolutionizing language pedagogy in general, and second language (L2) writing, in particular. More specifically, it is believed that the functions of Google-Informed Pattern-Hunting (GIPH) and Google-Informed Pattern-Defining (GIPD) can promote natural L2 writing through Discovery Learning (DL) and Data Driven Learning (DDL), however, these advantages have mostly been given lip services than tested with first hand empirical studies, and only more recently some studies have been undertaken in this vein. Focusing on L2, this article explored how and to what extent this great potential of GIPH and GIPD has been recognized by reviewing the related studies, thereby some factors and themes (such as Learning Style, Training, Naturalness, Tidiness, Speed, Number of Retrieval, and Proficiency) have been extracted and elaborated on. However, due to the novelty of the area, the themes are mostly the outcome of researchers’ descriptions and interpretations than empirical studies. The inclusion criteria for the present review were studies that focus on the application of the Web as a corpus and Google as a concordance for language learning and L2 writing based on researchers’ and learners’ evaluation of it. Seven studies included in the present review show that learners’ use of GIPH and GIPD champions the promotion of their language learning and L2 writing, providing that proper training and scaffolding are provided. Future studies are also recommended based on the gaps and deficiencies identified in the reviewed researches.

 

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A short intro to Corpus Linguistics

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What is Corpus Linguistics? Corpus linguistics is the use of digitalized text (corpus) or texts, usually naturally occurring material, in the analysis of language (linguistics). Techniques used inc...

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Verb Phrase book published

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The grammar of English is often thought to be stable over time. However a new book, edited by Bas Aarts, Joanne Close, Geoffrey Leech and Sean Wallis, The Verb Phrase in English: investigating recent language change with corpora (Cambridge University Press, 2013) presents a body of research from linguists that shows that using natural language corpora one can find changes within a core element of grammar, the Verb Phrase, over a span of decades rather than centuries.

 

The book draws from papers first presented at a symposium on the verb phrase organised for the Survey of English Usage’s 50th anniversary and on research from the Changing English Verb Phrase project.

 
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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, February 19, 2013 2:20 PM

Thanks to Costas Gabrielatos.

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Voyant Tools: Reveal Your Texts

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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, January 25, 2013 5:44 AM

Easy to use, powerful visualizing tools and highly cuestomizable.

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This tool provides a Wordle-style cloud to illustrate the frequency of words in a text, plus word and word frequency counts.  Paste in one or more urls.

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Error and attack tolerance of complex networks : Article : Nature

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Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more,...

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luiy's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:07 AM

Many complex systems display a surprising degree of tolerance against errors. For example, relatively simple organisms grow, persist and reproduce despite drastic pharmaceutical or environmental interventions, an error tolerance attributed to the robustness of the underlying metabolic network1. Complex communication networks2display a surprising degree of robustness: although key components regularly malfunction, local failures rarely lead to the loss of the global information-carrying ability of the network. The stability of these and other complex systems is often attributed to the redundant wiring of the functional web defined by the systems' components. Here we demonstrate that error tolerance is not shared by all redundant systems: it is displayed only by a class of inhomogeneously wired networks, called scale-free networks, which include the World-Wide Web3, 4, 5, the Internet6, social networks7 and cells8. We find that such networks display an unexpected degree of robustness, the ability of their nodes to communicate being unaffected even by unrealistically high failure rates. However, error tolerance comes at a high price in that these networks are extremely vulnerable to attacks (that is, to the selection and removal of a few nodes that play a vital role in maintaining the network's connectivity). Such error tolerance and attack vulnerability are generic properties of communication networks.

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Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik: 2013_04_22


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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:21 AM
Opinion mining and lexical affect sensing
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En 1908: Événement de la Toungouska - Tunguska-Ereignis - Tunguska event (Wikipedia) | 2013-02-21 offene Ablage: nothing to hide

En 1908: Événement de la Toungouska - Tunguska-Ereignis - Tunguska event (Wikipedia) | 2013-02-21 offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

 

 

à l'occasion actuelle - aus gegebenem Anlass - in occasion of a recent event in Sibiria, Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska-Ereignis
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Événement_de_la_Toungouska

 

 

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Corpus colossal

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LINGUISTS must often correct lay people's misconceptions of what they do. Their job is not to be experts in “correct” grammar, ready at any moment to smack your...

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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, February 13, 2013 1:15 AM

Raw material is surprisingly elusive. Getting people to speak naturally in a controlled study is hard. Eavesdropping is difficult, time-consuming and invasive of privacy. For these reasons, linguists often rely on a “corpus” of language, a body of recorded speech and writing, nowadays usually computerised.

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Leonard Bernstein’s Masterful Lectures on Music (11+ Hours of Video Recorded in 1973)

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In 1972, the composer Leonard Bernstein returned to Harvard, his alma mater, to serve as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, with 'Poetry' being defined in the broadest sense.

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Some of the videos are in Germany not available thanks to GEMA restrictions.

 

For other earlier music lectures of Bernstein see also

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=omnibus+Bernstein&oq=omnibus+Bernstein

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