The two case studies in this book found significant syntactic differences in between FRANTEXT and the Digital Parisian Stage corpus, with large effect sizes. Are these differences due to social biases in the choice of theatrical texts for FRANTEXT, or the lack of availability of certain texts in the Digital Parisian Stage sample? When examined with one-way analysis of variation (ANOVA), differences in negation proved to have a significant relationship to both the genre of the play and the theater where it premièred. No significant relationship was found between differences in dislocation frequency and genre or theater, or between any of the linguistic variables and factors like gender, age and social class. A larger sample may indicate such relationships beyond the possibility of sampling error.
- Genre; Theater; French; Negation; Dislocation
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Grieve-Smith, A. (2019). Social Factors in Building a Theater Corpus. In: Building a Representative Theater Corpus. Palgrave Pivot, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32402-5_7
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