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Directions in empirical literary studies : in honor of Willie van Peer /
edited by Sonia Zyngier ... [et al.].
imprint
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2008.
description
xii, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9027233373 (hb : alk. paper), 9789027233370 (hb : alk. paper)
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imprint
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2008.
isbn
9027233373 (hb : alk. paper)
9789027233370 (hb : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6714364
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
Main Description
Directions in Empirical Literary Studies is on the cutting edge of empirical studies and is a much needed volume. It both widens the scope of empirical studies and looks at them from an intercultural perspective by bringing together renowned scholars from the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, linguistics and literature, all focusing on how empirical studies have impacted these different areas. Theoretical issues are discussed and solid methods are presented. Some chapters also show the relation between empirical studies and new technology, examining developments in computer science and corpus linguistics. This book takes a global perspective, with contributors from many different countries, both senior and junior researchers. Broad in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, it contributes with the state-of-the-art developments in the field.
Main Description
"Directions in Empirical Literary Studies "is on the cutting edge of empirical studies and is a much needed volume. It both widens the scope of empirical studies and looks at them from an intercultural perspective by bringing together renowned scholars from the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, linguistics and literature, all focusing on how empirical studies have impacted these different areas. Theoretical issues are discussed and solid methods are presented. Some chapters also show the relation between empirical studies and new technology, examining developments in computer science and corpus linguistics. This book takes a global perspective, with contributors from many different countries, both senior and junior researchers. Broad in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, it contributes with the state-of-the-art developments in the field.
Table of Contents
Theoretical and Philosophical Perspectives
Studying literature and being empirical: A multifaceted conjunctionp. 7
Empirical research into the processing of free indirect discourse and the imperative of ecological validityp. 21
Notes towards a new philologyp. 35
A theory of expressive readingp. 49
Psychology, Foregrounding and Literature
Textual and extra-textual manipulations in the empirical study of literary responsep. 75
Foregrounding and feeling in response to narrativep. 89
Two levels of foregrounding in literary narrativesp. 103
Narrative empathy and inter-group relationsp. 113
Effects of reading on knowledge, social abilities, and selfhood: Theory and empirical studiesp. 127
Imagining what could happen: Effects of taking the role of a character on social cognitionp. 139
Computers and the Humanities
An automated text analysis: Willie Van Peer's academic contributionsp. 161
Computationally discriminating literary from non-literary textsp. 175
Metaphors and software-assisted cognitive stylisticsp. 193
Searching for style in Modern American Poetryp. 211
The laws governing the history of poetryp. 229
Consolidating empirical method in data-assisted stylistics: Towards a corpus-attested glossary of literary termsp. 243
REDES Project: The new generation
Empirial evaluation: Towards an automated index of lexical varietyp. 271
Language allergy: Myth or reality?p. 283
Proper names in the translation of The Lord of the Ringsp. 297
Threat and geographical distance: The case of North Koreap. 309
The apology of popular fiction: Everyday uses of literature in Polandp. 317
A matter of versifying: Tradition, innovation and the sonnet form in Englishp. 329
About the contributorsp. 343
Index of authorsp. 351
Index of keywordsp. 355
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