Bibliography of textual analysis readings

This is a list of readings dealing with textual analysis, most of which were initially compiled by Brett Hirsch, Heather Froehlich, and other participants of the Folger Institute's Early Modern Digital Agendas (2013) institute for advanced topics in digital humanities. For more resources, please see the Glossary of digital humanities terms and Digital tools for textual analysis. Additional links and resources are welcome.

Adolphs, S. & R. Carter. “Point of view and semantic prosodies in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.” Poetica 58 (2002): 7–20.

Atwell, Eric. “Corpora-List Question: Citing Linguistic Corpora.” [Corpora-List]. 7 March 2013. Web. 8 August 2013 and threaded response from Angela Chambers.

Bieber, Douglas. “Representativeness in Corpus Design.” (PDF) Literary and Linguistic Computing 8, no. 4 (1993): 243–57. Web. 22 August 2013.

Burrows, J. F. Computation into criticism. A study of Jane Austen’s novels and an experiment in method. Oxford: Clarendon, 1987.

Burton, Matt. “The Joy of Topic Modeling.” 21 May 2013. Web. 9 August 2013.

Carter, R. Language and creativity. The art of common talk. London: Routledge, 2004.

Conrad, S. & Biber, D. "The Frequency and Use of Lexical Bundles in Conversation and Academic Prose." In The corpus approach to lexicography, Thematischer Teil von Lexicographica. Internationales Jahrbuch für Lexicographie, Ed. W. Teubert & M. Mahlberg. 20 (2004): 56–71.

Culpeper, J. “Computers, language and characterisation: An analysis of six characters in Romeo and Juliet.” In Conversation in Life and in Literature. Ed. U. Melander-Marttala, C. Östman, M. Kytö. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet, 2002. 11-30.

Davies, Mark. “A corpus-based study of lexical developments in Early and Late Modern English.” In Handbook of English Historical Linguistics, edited by Merja Kytö and Päivi Pahta. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

—. “Expanding Horizons in Historical Linguistics with the 400 million word Corpus of Historical American English.” (PDF) Corpora 7, no. 2 (2012): 121–57. Accessed July 10, 2013.

Duhaime, Douglas. "Co-citation Networks in the EEBO-TCP Corpus." July 26, 2014.

—. "Identifying Poetry In Unstructured Corpora." May 5, 2014.

—. "NGram Frequencies and 18th Commonplaces." March 13, 2014.

Fish, Stanley. "'What is stylistics and why are they saying such terrible things about it?" In The Stylistics Reader. Ed. J. J. Weber. London: Arnold, 1996. 94-116. [Originally published 1973]

Froehlich, Heather. "An introductory bibliography to corpus linguistics". Web. 11 May 2014.

Graham, Shawn, Ian Milligan and Scott Weingart. The Historian's Macroscope

Hoover, D. “Statistical stylistics and authorship attribution: an empirical investigation.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 16, (2001): 421–44.

Hori, M. Investigating Dickens' Style. A collocational Analysis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Jockers, Matthew. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Leech, G. N. & Short M. H. Style in fiction: a linguistic introduction to English fictional prose. London: Longman, 1981.

Louw, B. “The role of corpora in critical literary appreciation.” In Teaching and Language Corpora. Eds. A. Wichman, S. Fligelstone, T. McEnery, G. Knowles. Addison Wesley Longman: Harlow, 1997, 240–251.

Meeks, Elijah and Scott Weingart. "The Digital Humanities Contribution to To Topic Modeling." Journal of Digital Humanities 2, no. 1 (Winter 2012).

van Peer, W. "Quantitative studies of style: a critique and an outlook." Computers and the Humanities 23 (1989): 301–307.

Römer, Ute (2006). "Where the Computer Meets Language, Literature, and Pedagogy: Corpus Analysis in English Studies." In How Globalization Affects the Teaching of English: Studying Culture Through Texts. Eds. A. Gerbig and A. Müller-Wood. Lampeter: E. Mellen Press, 2006, 81–109.

Scott, M. & C. Tribble. Textual Patterns. Key words and corpus analysis in language education. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2006.

Semino, E. & M. Short. Corpus Stylistics. Speech, writing and thought presentation in a corpus of English writing. London: Routledge, 2004.

Short, M. H. Exploring the language of poems, plays, and prose. London: Longman, 1996.

Sinclair, J. "The nature of the evidence." in Looking Up. Ed. J. Sinclair. Glasgow: Collins, 1987, 150–159.

Sinclair, J. Trust the Text. Language, corpus and discourse. London: Routledge, 2004.

Starcke, B. “The phraseology of Jane Austen’s Persuasion: phraseological units as carriers of meaning”. ICAME Journal, 30 (2006): 87–104.

Stubbs, M. “Conrad in the computer: examples of quantitative stylistics methods.” Language and Literature 14, no. 1 (2005): 5–24.

Wynne, M., Short, M. & Semino, E. "A corpus-based investigation of speech, thought and writing presentation in English narrative texts." In Explorations in Corpus Linguistics. Ed. Antoinette Renouf. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998.

Wynne, M., editor. Developing Linguistic Corpora: a guide to good practice. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2005. [Full text available free online at]

Wynne, M. "Stylistics and Language Corpora." In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. 2nd edition. Ed. Keith Brown. Oxford: Elsevier, 2006.

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