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Computational stylistics ppt

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  • 1. COMPUTATIONAL STYLISTICSFatma Reyhan Balci (0733166)Auliar Najiihah Mehzabeen (0818374)Atiqah binti Abdul Shukor (0831190)Nursyahila binti Mohd Yusop (0919788)
  • 2. INTRODUCTION Analyzing the topic of a text (what it says) and style of a text (how it says it). Stylistic analysis is also fundamental to the recognition of uses of language which discern one author from another. An authors style is his signature.
  • 3. COMPUTATIONAL STYLISTICS Study of patterns formed in particular texts, authors, genres, periods via computational methods. Through the use of computers, it should be possible to achieve more accurate detection and explanation of such linguistic patterns.
  • 4. SCOPE OF COMPUTATIONAL STYLISTICS To find patterns in language that are linked to the processes of writing and reading. To find "style" in the wider sense, but which are not demonstrable without computational methods. For example: to examine patterns of association and difference among Shakespeare’s plays, based on their spoken dialogue.
  • 5. EXAMPLES OF CORPUS USED FOR COMPUTATIONAL STYLISTIC Literary fields: Literary texts (play, poems, novel, short stories). Shakespeare’s works. Websites. Blogs.
  • 6. CORPUS The Merchant Of Venice http://marialou.tripod.com/summary.html
  • 7. RELEVANCE TO LANGUAGE LEARNING OR LANGUAGE RESEARCH To determine the language of literary works. The language research (literary language). To reveal differences among many types of dialogues or the language use. Language used in a special way; never reflects everyday speech and may depart from the grammatical and other norms of speech Literary language; quite unconscious, direct, sensitive, requires no reference to non-literary usage.
  • 8. SYNOPSIS OF STUDY(EMPIRICAL STUDY) Title: “Now I am alone” Journal: A corpus stylistic approach to Shakespearian soliloquies, by Sean Murphy, Lancaster University. Research Questions: Objectives: 1. To show what a corpus stylistic analysis can reveal about the linguistic nature of soliloquies as opposed to dialogue in Shakespeare’s plays. 2. To what extent this methodological approach can highlight distinctions between comedies, histories and tragedies, and early plays as opposed to mid-career works.
  • 9. METHODOLOGY 12 Shakespeare’s plays were chosen by the researcher and soliloquies/aside document and interactional language were created to document each play and calculate the percentage of self talk. Secondly, Multilingual Corpus Toolkit was used to uncover further layers of meaning. And lastly, Wordsmith Tools was used to carry out concordances on selected findings to determine frequent collocations.
  • 10. FINDINGS Self-talk vs. Interactional language-it has been found that there are overuses of interjections like “O..”, and the expressions of doubt “with” and “And yet…”. Comedic soliloquies-about love and relationships; tragic heroes contemplate religion and the supernatural; and historical figures seem to contemplate themselves. Soliloquiesers - give implicit stage directions, reveal future intentions, and generalize. In terms of topics-soliloquies appear to talk at great length about anatomy and physiology, thoughts, colours, love and deception.
  • 11. REFLECTION Computational Stylistic is useful in analysing a texts, authors, genres and periods. This type of Corpus Linguistic is useful especially to Language students for they help students to understand the relations between texts, author and period. More research should be done in particular texts in computational stylistic to advance language learning.