Corpus Linguistics in Literary Analysis: Jane Austen and her by Bettina Fischer-Starcke

By Bettina Fischer-Starcke

"Corpus Linguistics and The research of Literature" presents a theoretical creation to corpus stylistics and likewise demonstrates its software through proposing corpus stylistic analyses of literary texts and corpora. the 1st a part of the booklet addresses theoretical concerns reminiscent of the connection among subjectivity and objectivity in corpus linguistic analyses, standards for the review of effects from corpus linguistic analyses and in addition discusses devices of that means in language. the second one a part of the booklet takes this concept and applies it to "Northanger Abbey" by means of Jane Austen and to 2 corpora which include: Austen's six novels; and texts which are modern with Austen. The analyses show the influence of assorted good points of textual content on literary meanings and the way corpus instruments can extract new severe angles. This e-book might be a key learn for top point undergraduates and postgraduates operating in corpus linguistics and in stylistics on linguistics and language stories classes. The editorial board contains: Paul Baker (Lancaster), Frantisek Cermak (Prague), Susan Conrad (Portland), Geoffrey Leech (Lancaster), Dominique Maingueneau (Paris XII), Christian Mair (Freiburg), Alan Partington (Bologna), Elena Tognini-Bonelli (Siena and TWC), Ruth Wodak (Lancaster), and Feng Zhiwei (Beijing). "The Corpus and Discourse" sequence comprises strands. the 1st, "Research in Corpus and Discourse", positive factors leading edge contributions to numerous facets of corpus linguistics and a variety of functions, from language expertise through the instructing of a moment language to a heritage of mentalities. the second one strand, "Studies in Corpus and Discourse", is constructed from key texts bridging the space among social reviews and linguistics. even if both academically rigorous, this strand could be geared toward a much broader viewers of lecturers and postgraduate scholars operating in either disciplines.

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Only those texts that do not fall under the copyright or for which permission has been given can be stored and analysed electronically. This means that recently published texts are usually not available for corpus linguistic research. This is one of the reasons for preferring older works in corpus stylistics to more recent ones (cf. Chapter 1 Introduction for further reasons for choosing older works for corpus stylistic analyses). 1 Corpora/text Corpus/Text Number of Tokens Austen Austen5 BNC ContempLit Gothic NA ca.

This means that recently published texts are usually not available for corpus linguistic research. This is one of the reasons for preferring older works in corpus stylistics to more recent ones (cf. Chapter 1 Introduction for further reasons for choosing older works for corpus stylistic analyses). 1 Corpora/text Corpus/Text Number of Tokens Austen Austen5 BNC ContempLit Gothic NA ca. 723,500 tokens ca. 645,000 tokens ca. 100,000,000 tokens ca. 4,370,000 tokens ca. 730,000 tokens ca. 2 The software The following software is used for the analyses in this book: kfNgram (Fletcher 2002) is a phraseological software which (1) extracts uninterrupted strings of words, n-grams, from a text or corpus.

They are only applicable to systematic analyses, because systematic analyses can be compared to other analyses, so that they can be evaluated in the context of other research. Consequently, this study focuses solely on systematic analyses. 5 Goals Several goals are pursued in this book. The first goal is to demonstrate the usefulness of corpus linguistic techniques in a stylistic analysis of literary texts and corpora. This is achieved by extracting both linguistic and literary information from a literary text and a corpus that is compiled of literary texts by using corpus linguistic techniques.

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