A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and by Giuseppina Balossi

By Giuseppina Balossi

This ebook focusses on desktop methodologies as a manner of investigating language and personality in literary texts. either theoretical and functional, it surveys investigations into characterization in literary linguistics and character in social psychology, earlier than accomplishing a computational research of Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel The Waves. Frequencies of grammatical and semantic different types within the language of the six talking characters are analyzed utilizing Wmatrix software program constructed via UCREL at Lancaster college. The quantitative research is supplemented by means of a qualitative research into habitual styles of metaphor. the writer concludes that those analyses effectively differentiate all six characters, either synchronically and diachronically, and claims that this system is usually appropriate to the research of character in non-literary language. The publication, written in a transparent and obtainable sort, can be of curiosity to post-graduate scholars and teachers in linguistics, stylistics, literary experiences, psychology and likewise computational methods.

Show description

Read or Download A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and Characterization: Virginia Woolf's The Waves (Linguistic Approaches to Literature) PDF

Similar english literature books

Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch has lengthy been often called some of the most deeply insightful and morally passionate novelists of our time. This recognition has usually eclipsed Murdoch's refined and influential paintings as a thinker, which has had a wide-ranging effect on thinkers in ethical philosophy in addition to non secular ethics and political idea.

Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

During this leading edge research, Diane Purkiss illuminates the function of gender within the English Civil warfare by means of concentrating on principles of masculinity, instead of at the position of girls, which has hitherto got extra consciousness. Historians have tended to stress a version of human motion within the Civil conflict in keeping with the assumption of the human self as rational animal.

Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

This booklet lines the intimate connections among Britain and China in the course of the 19th century and argues for China's relevant effect at the British visible mind's eye. Chang brings jointly an strange workforce of basic assets to enquire how nineteenth-century Britons checked out and represented chinese language humans, locations, and issues, and the way, within the procedure, ethnographic, geographic, and aesthetic representations of China formed British writers' and artists' imaginative and prescient in their personal lives and studies.

The Cambridge Companion to W. H. Auden (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Providing unique views from new amd proven Auden critics and others, this quantity brings jointly specifically commissioned essays through many of the world's top specialists at the existence and paintings of W. H. Auden, one of many significant English-speaking poets of the 20th century. The volume's individuals comprise prize-winning poets, Auden's literary executor and editor, and his latest, largely acclaimed biographer.

Extra resources for A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and Characterization: Virginia Woolf's The Waves (Linguistic Approaches to Literature)

Example text

In Jacob’s Room (1922), Woolf ’s third novel, the author inaugurated her new conception of character, which aimed to present it through a series of impressions “as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall […] however disconnected and incoherent in appearance […]” (Woolf [1925] 2008: 8). The narrative technique which now best suited her purpose was the interior monologue whereby the reader is conveyed the character’s “free association of ideas and impressions” (Short 1996: 316; see also Scholes et al.

41). g. g. g. using forks and knives for eating). Each may consist of a range of “tracks,” which represent different varieties of experience within the same general category. For instance, the restaurant script may include an Indian restaurant track, a take-away track and so on. A script is represented from the viewpoint of the participants and their role in the situation they are in. g. g. ” According to Schank and Abelson, in text comprehension, scripts are activated by “headers,” textual items related to specific scripts.

Other scholars such as Apter (1979: 111–132) and Peter and Margaret Havard-Williams (1953: 9–17) did the same by picking out key symbolic images recurring in words or word patterns, such as those related to death and life. 6 Psychoanalytic approaches to character Eder et al. ” These are structuralist and semiotic approaches, cognitive theories, hermeneutic and psychoanalytical approaches. This section concentrates on the last paradigm, as it has been extensively applied to the reading of Woolf ’s works.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 35 votes