The use of corpora in stylistics has increased substantially in recent years but until now there has been no book detailing the theoretical basis and methodological practices of corpus stylistics. This book surveys the field and sets the agenda for this fast-developing area. Focusing on how to use off-the-shelf corpus software, such as AntConc, Wmatrix, and the Brigham Young University (BYU) corpus interface, this step-by-step guide explains the theory and practice of using corpus methods and tools for stylistic analysis. Eight original case studies demonstrate how to use corpus tools to analyse style in a range of texts, from the contemporary to the historical. The authors explain how to develop appropriate research questions for corpus stylistic analysis, construct and annotate corpora, make sense of statistics, and analyse corpus data. In addition, the book provides practical advice on how to manage the transition from quantitative results to qualitative analysis, and explores how theories, models and frameworks from stylistics can be used to enhance the qualitative phase of corpus analysis.
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Number of pages||376|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781474413237 , 9781474413220|
|ISBN (Print)||9781474413213, 9781474413206, 1474413218, 147441320X|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2019|
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- Department of History, English, Linguistics and Music - Professor
- School of Music, Humanities and Media
- Stylistics Research Centre - Member
- Institute for Applied Linguistics
- Secure Societies Institute - Associate Member
- Centre for History, Culture and Memory