Political Language and Crisis: A Computational Analysis of Social Disequilibrium and Security Threats
Principal Investigator: Leah Windsor, University of Memphis
Co-Investigators: Art Graesser, University of Memphis; Zhiqiang Cai, University of Memphis
Years of Award: 2014-2019
Supporting Service Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
This project analyzes the speech of international actors, especially those within opaque environments such as authoritarian regimes and terrorist groups, to detect their motives, identify threats, and find predictive patterns of language and behavior using computational linguistics tools..
Owl in the Olive Tree posts
- Love, Gregory J., and Leah C. Windsor. 2018. Populism and Popular Support: Vertical Accountability, Exogenous Events, and Leader Discourse in Venezuela. Political Research Quarterly. 71(3): 532-545.
- Windsor, Leah. 2018. The Language of Radicalization: Female Internet Recruitment to Participation in ISIS Activities. Terrorism and Political Violence. DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2017.1385457
- Windsor, Leah, Nia Dowell, Alistair Windsor, and John Kaltner. 2018. Leader Language and Political Survival Strategies. International Interactions. 44(2): 321-336.
Dowell, Nia M., Leah C. Windsor, and Arthur C. Graesser. 2016. Computational Linguistics Analysis of Leaders During Crises in Authoritarian Regimes. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict. 9(1-3): 1-12
Windsor, Leah C., Nia Dowell, and Art Graesser. 2014. The Language of Autocrats: Leaders' Language in Natural Disaster Crises. Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy. 5(4): 446-467.