Bridges the gap between the qualitative and quantitative text analyses by using grammar found in the Czech language as a crucial source of investigation
Demonstrates ways in which grammatical markers besides lexis play a crucial role in discourse
Provides quantitative studies of texts in a diverse area of the Czech culture
Part of the book series: Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences (QMHSS)
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
Words, Rhymes, and Grammatical Forms
Not Only “Lost” in Translation
About this book
This book bridges the current quantitative and qualitative text analyses, using grammar as a crucial source of investigation. Taking data from Czech, an inflected language, in which the most optimal conditions to respond to this research question are met, the book expands the understanding of language and text in ways that have not been executed before. For predominantly English-based quantitative research, this volume fills a crucial gap by examining the relationship between inflection and other phenomena (including discourse, translation and literature). For the current qualitative research, the volume provides large empirical data to confirm some of its claims, but more importantly, it demonstrates the important role of detailed grammatical concepts that have not been considered before. Besides addressing fundamental questions about text analysis methods, the volume presents a diverse array of Czech data that are unique in their own right and worthy of dissemination to the general audience.
Taming the Corpus: From Inflection and Lexis to Interpretation is divided into three sections. Section 1 deals with phonotactics, poetic structure, morphological complexity used to differentiate literary style, and native speakers’ sense of grammaticality – issues pertinent to linguistic typology, cognition and language, and literary studies. Section 2 focuses on inter-language relations, especially the theory of translation. Section 3 demonstrates how quantitative analysis of texts can contribute to our understanding of society and connects the volume to legal language, construction of gender and discourse position and implicit ideology.
- Corpus Linguistics
- Quantitative Text Analysis
- Qualitative Text Analysis
- Czech National Corpus (CNC)
- Slavic Language
- Grammatical Markers
- Digital Humanities
- Quantitative Literary Studies
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Slavic Studies, Brown University, Providence, USA
Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Charles University, Prague 1, Czech Republic
About the editors
Masako Fidler received her PhD in Slavic Linguistics at UCLA. She is currently a Professor of Slavic Slavic Studies at Brown University. Fidler's research areas are comparative linguistics, discourse analysis, and cognitive linguistics. Her most current research involves corpus-assisted text analysis of Czech using statistical applications developed at the Institute of the Czech National Corpus at Charles University in Prague. This is a collaborative project with Václav Cvrček at the Institute of the Czech National Corpus at Charles University in Prague.
Václav Cvrček received his PhD in Mathematical and Corpus Linguistics at Charles University. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Institute of the Czech National Corpus and Associate Professor at Charles University. His research interests include corpus linguistics, quantitative linguistics, and corpus-assisted discourse studies.
Book Title: Taming the Corpus
Book Subtitle: From Inflection and Lexis to Interpretation
Editors: Masako Fidler, Václav Cvrček
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-98016-4Published: 20 November 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-98017-1Published: 09 November 2018
Series ISSN: 2199-0956
Series E-ISSN: 2199-0964
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: VI, 225
Number of Illustrations: 42 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour