Who belongs? Reading identity, ownership, and legitimacy

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In this talk I want to look at some changes in the language of belonging in Australia, focusing on two words, ‘aliens’ and ‘immigrants’.

I’m not going to present a detailed argument, nor am I going to offer a very sophisticated analysis. I’m mostly just counting words and pointing to interesting things. But I suppose even simple techniques can be pretty remarkable when they’re applied across large historical collections.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2019
EventFrom text to data – new ways of reading - National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 7 Feb 20198 Feb 2019


ConferenceFrom text to data – new ways of reading

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