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Publication Date: 1969
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Statistics and Style. Mathematical Linguistics and Automatic Language Processing No. 6.
Dolezel, Lubomir, Ed.; Bailey, Richard W., Ed.
This collection of 17 articles concerning the application of mathematical models and techniques to the study of literary style is an attempt to overcome the communication barriers that exist between scholars in the various fields that find their meeting ground in statistical stylistics. The articles selected were chosen to represent the best efforts of statisticians, psychologists, linguists, and literary scholars in dealing with the statistical investigation of texts and text styles. In addition to essays originally written in English, major contributions have been selected and translated from French, Russian, and German. Six essays, written specifically for this volume, appear here for the first time. Articles are arranged topically: (1) The Theory of Statistical Stylistics--Werner Winter and Lubomir Dolezel; (2) Vocabulary Measures--Paul E. Bennett, Charles Muller, and Friederike Antosch; (3) Sentence-Level Measures--C.B. Williams, Kai Rander Buch, and Curtis W. Hayes; (4) Poetics--Jiri Levy, A.M. Kondratov, and Lawrence Gaylord Jones; (5) Individual Styles--John B. Carroll, John J. Dreher and Elaine L. Young, George M. Landon, Frederick L. Burwick, and Karl Kroeber; and (6) History--Richard W. Bailey. Notes on the contributors and an index conclude the volume. (AMM)
Descriptors: Language Styles, Literary Styles, Mathematical Linguistics, Mathematical Models, Poetry, Sentences, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Vocabulary
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