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Contextual Meanings of Identities

  • David R. Heise
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Abstract

Defining meanings of identities in terms of contextual words, or collocates, results in 28 principal components that represent various kinds of convergences in identity meanings. Two components, Commerce and Workers, relate to economy. Another two components, Family and Caregiving, represent family. A Religion component represents the institutional domain of religion. Components named Politics, Government, and Martial Roles represent the polity. A Law component corresponds to the institutional domain of law. Education and Scholar components correspond to the education domain. A component named Medicine represents medicine. Components named Team Sports and Athletics represent a sport domain. Components named Entertainment and Movies relate to arts. A component named Travel seems unrelated to any of the institutional domains. A domain of science is not represented in any of the principal components.

Keywords

Institutional domains Collocates Principal components 

References

  1. Davies, Mark. 2008–. The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 520 Million Words, 1990–Present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/.
  2. Turner, Jonathon H. 2010. Theoretical Principles of Sociology, Volume 1: Macrodynamics. New York: Springer-Verlag.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Heise
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  1. 1.Indiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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