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Lexical analysis: an approach to social representations of food

Lahlou, Saadi ORCID: 0000-0001-8114-7271 (1995) Lexical analysis: an approach to social representations of food. In: Feichtinger, Elfriede, (ed.) Current Research Into Eating Practices : Contributions of Social Sciences : 16. Annual Scientific Meeting of Agev and European I. AGEV publication series (10). Umschau Zeitschriftenverlag Breidenstein, Frankfurt am Main.

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A new technique based on computer multivariate analysis of natural language applied to two corpuses of free associations about "eating", one from an analogic dictionnary, the other from a sample of 2000 French adults who answered an open question (For you, what is "eating well"?) Results show the various dimensions of the representation of "eating". The dictionnary corpus yields a nodal structure of the social representation that can be considered as commonsense knowledge modelling. Results, coherent with the sociological literature, also show affective connotations related to a primitive oral state as described by psychoanalysis. The human corpus yields representational scripts that are weighted within the population and show gender and age effects. This paper was originally presented at the annual scientific meeting of AGEV and European Interdisciplinary Meeting, 1993, Potsdam, Germany. It was also published as a supplement to Ernährungs-Umschau, vol. 42 (1995). pp. 115-120.

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Additional Information: © 1995 Umschau Zeitschriftenverlag GmbH
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 10:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 04:35

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