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Corpus linguistic approach to literary language and characterization : Virginia Woolf's the waves / Giuseppina Balossi.

By: Balossi, Giuseppina [author].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Linguistic approaches to literature (LAL) ; v 18.Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014Description: xviii, 277 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9789027234070 (Hb : alk. paper).Subject(s): Woolf, Virginia, Waves | Language and languages -- Style -- Psychological aspects | Cognitive grammar | Literary discourse analysis | English psychological fiction -- History and criticismDDC classification: 823.912
Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Virginia Woolf's The Waves -- Chapter 3. Literature review -- Chapter 4. Corpus approaches to the study of language and literature -- Chapter 5. Methodology; -- Chapter 6. Character differentiation through word-classes -- Chapter 7. Character differentiation: Semantic fields -- Chapter 8. Conclusion.
Summary: 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 analys.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. Virginia Woolf's The Waves --
Chapter 3. Literature review --
Chapter 4. Corpus approaches to the study of language and literature --
Chapter 5. Methodology; --
Chapter 6. Character differentiation through word-classes --
Chapter 7. Character differentiation: Semantic fields --
Chapter 8. Conclusion.

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 analys.

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