What is Linguistic Diversity?

Know more about linguistic diversity and how iMocha uses it to validate candidates.

Linguistic diversity is a broad term used to describe the variations in languages and the diverse communication methods employed by individuals. It encompasses various aspects, including language, grammar, and vocabulary, that contribute to the richness of linguistic diversity.

iMocha analyzes the meta-discourse markers to understand the linguistic diversity of candidates.

Linguistically Diversity

Meta-discourse markers, also known as transitions, are linguistic elements that help to connect and organize text. They have a variety of functions, such as:

  • Expressing attitude
  • Providing evidence
  • Establishing a connection between the reader and the writer
  • Ensuring a smooth flow of ideas from one sentence to another
  • Demonstrating the relationship between ideas in a sentence and those in the preceding sentence
  • Aiding readers in understanding the overall structure and layout of the text

The meta-discourse markers are subdivided into multiple segments.

Interpretive Markers: To help readers understand the writer’s meaning and strategies better. 

Some examples of these phrases include: 

Interpretive Marker Description Example
Label stages   “to conclude,” “on the whole,” etc
Announce Goals    “the aim,” “we will emphasize,” etc.
Logical connectives Ensure the proper linking of words, phrases, and clauses within a sentence. “furthermore,” “likewise,” etc.
Endophora  Refer to expressions that derive meaning from something mentioned in the surrounding text. “noted,” discussed as,” etc.

Interpersonal meta-discourse: The technique of organizing discourse, expressing the writer’s attitudes towards the text and reader.

Examples of these phrases include: 

Interpersonal meta-discourse Marker Description Example
Code glosses Help readers to grasp the writer’s intended meaning. “specifically,” “defined as,” etc.
Attitude markers Express the writer’s attitudes to the propositional material they present. “unfortunately”, “appropriately,” etc.
Person markers Prefixes and function to indicate the subjects of transitive verbs, and the possessors of nouns. “me”, “mine,” etc.

Validity markers: To express the writer's commitment to a statement's probability or truth.

Examples of these phrases include: 

Validity Marker Description Example
Hedges   “unlikely”, “approximately,” etc.
Emphatic(Boosters) Act as boosters to support a writer's statement or argument. “beyond doubt”, “essentially,” etc.

Text connectives: Validity markers that show the connections between various text parts.

Text connectives Description Example
Sequencing  Indicates order or sequencing of information/materials. “subsequently”, “initially”, etc.
Topic shifts  Focus the reader’s attention on the topic of a text segment.  “with regard to”, “to digress”, etc.
Relational markers A noun, since its meaning describes a spatial or temporal relation; it represents the location, movement, and other relations.  “incidentally”, “assuming”, etc.
Evidential markers  Help the writer relate their work to earlier or other works in the field. “established”, “demonstrate”, etc.

This linguistic diversity percentage is calculated as  = the Total number of words defined by the meta-discourse markers/Total words used in the text * 100. 

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