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LINGUIST List 25.2816

Sat Jul 05 2014

Books: A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and Characterization: Balossi

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Jul-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and Characterization: Balossi
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Title: A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and
Characterization
Subtitle: Virginia Woolf's The Waves
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature 18
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/lal.18

Author: Giuseppina Balossi
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270429 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270429 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270429 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234070 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234070 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234070 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This book focusses on computer methodologies as a way of investigating language and character in literary texts. Both theoretical and practical, it surveys investigations into characterization in literary linguistics and personality in social psychology, before carrying out a computational analysis of Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel The Waves. Frequencies of grammatical and semantic categories in the language of the six speaking characters are analyzed using Wmatrix software developed by UCREL at Lancaster University. The quantitative analysis is supplemented by a qualitative analysis into recurring patterns of metaphor. The author concludes that these analyses successfully differentiate all six characters, both synchronically and diachronically, and claims that this methodology is also applicable to the study of personality in non-literary language. The book, written in a clear and accessible style, will be of interest to post-graduate students and academics in linguistics, stylistics, literary studies, psychology and also computational approaches.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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