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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access  
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access  
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access  
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
New German Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)

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Journal Cover Literary and Linguistic Computing
  [SJR: 0.172]   [H-I: 19]   [5 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 0268-1145 - ISSN (Online) 1477-4615
   Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [370 journals]
  • Pax Technica: How the Internet of things may set us free or lock us up.
           Philip N. Howard.
    • Authors: Donica J.
      First page: 455
      Abstract: Pax Technica: How the Internet of things may set us free or lock us up. HowardPhilip N.. Yale University Press, 2015. 320 pp. ISBN: 9780300199475. £16.99 (Hardback).
      PubDate: 2017-03-30
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqx019
  • Digital Classics outside the echo-chamber: Teaching, Knowledge Exchange
           & Public Engagement, Gabriel Bodard and Matteo Romanello (eds).
    • Authors: Ore ES.
      First page: 457
      Abstract: Digital Classics outside the echo-chamber: Teaching, Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement, BodardGabriel and RomanelloMatteo (eds), London, Ubiquity Press, ISBN: 978-1-909188-48-8 (paperback),
      DOI :
      PubDate: 2017-04-04
  • On the path to a methodology for the critique of digital literature
    • Authors: Brandão S; Frota W.
      First page: 225
      Abstract: AbstractThis essay discusses the methodological problems faced by researchers in the humanities, and more especially so those in literature. Its aim is to advance the field of telematics research of literary texts. As it is, literary research is already in checkmate for its high degree of subjectivity and lack of an approach to ensure the effectiveness of its results as it happens in the so-called Hard Sciences. Therefore, when a literato launches him/herself to do research with the use of text analysis software, he/she has to learn from science how to report his/her search so that his/her peers can reproduce the experiment and come to similar results.
      PubDate: 2016-03-24
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw016
  • Using models of lexical style to quantify free indirect discourse in
           modernist fiction
    • Authors: Brooke J; Hammond A, Hirst G.
      First page: 234
      Abstract: AbstractModernist authors such as Virginia Woolf and James Joyce greatly expanded the use of ‘free indirect discourse’, a form of third-person narration that is strongly influenced by the language of a viewpoint character. Unlike traditional approaches to analyzing characterization using common words, such as those based on Burrows (1987), the nature of free indirect discourse and the sparseness of our data require that we understand the stylistic connotations of rarer words and expressions which cannot be gleaned directly from our target texts. To this end, we apply methods introduced in our recent work to derive information with regards to six stylistic aspects from a large corpus of texts from Project Gutenberg. We thus build high-coverage, finely grained lexicons that include common multiword collocations. Using this information along with student annotations of two modernist texts, Woolf’s To The Lighthouse and Joyce’s The Dead, we confirm that free indirect discourse does, at a stylistic level, reflect a mixture of narration and direct speech, and we investigate the extent to which social attributes of the various characters (in particular age, class, and gender) are reflected in their lexical stylistic profile.
      PubDate: 2016-02-03
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv072
  • A quantitative close analysis of a theatre video recording
    • Authors: Escobar Varela M; Parikesit G.
      First page: 276
      Abstract: AbstractThe digital humanities have been very successful in proposing quantitative methods for the analysis of textual data. However, similar methods are not widespread for the study of artistic expressions that rely on motion (such as theatre). In order to develop a more robust, quantitative approach to the study of motion in theatre performances, we use video processing techniques to analyze a puppet theatre recording from Indonesia. By calculating the average speed of the different scenes, we found that there is a strong correspondence between the narrative structure and the speed of the puppets. We hope this work contributes to a development of quantitative analysis methods for the study of theatre and that it also impacts the way in which theatre documentation projects are carried out in the future.
      PubDate: 2016-02-05
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv069
  • The small-world of ‘Le Petit Prince’: Revisiting the word
           frequency distribution
    • Authors: Gamermann D; Moret-Tatay C, Navarro-Pardo E, et al.
      First page: 301
      Abstract: AbstractMany complex systems are naturally described through graph theory, and different kinds of systems described as networks present certain important characteristics in common. One of these features is the so-called scale-free distribution for its node’s connectivity, which means that the degree distribution for the network’s nodes follows a power law. Scale-free networks are usually referred to as small-world because the average distance between their nodes do not scale linearly with the size of the network, but logarithmically. Here we present a mathematical analysis on linguistics: the word frequency effect for different translations of the ‘Le Petit Prince’ in different languages. Comparison of word association networks with random networks makes evident the discrepancy between the random Erdös-Rény model for graphs and real-world networks.
      PubDate: 2016-02-26
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw005
  • Using social network analysis to reveal unseen relationships in medieval
    • Authors: Jackson C.
      First page: 336
      Abstract: AbstractThis article will describe social networks and the concepts of social network analysis. It will then move on to describe some of the uses social network analysis has been put to in historical research. This will be followed by a description of the People of Medieval Scotland database, which provides the data for this research. Finally, the social network analysis techniques used in this research will be described and the preliminary results that reveal findings that traditional historical methods had not will be discussed, including identifying an additional role played by Duncan II Earl of Fife, and using network density model for the diffusion of innovations to identify opinion leaders in medieval Scotland.
      PubDate: 2016-02-10
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv070
  • Visualizing computational, transversal narratives from the World Trade
    • Authors: Miller B; Shrestha A, Olive J.
      First page: 344
      Abstract: AbstractSemi-automated extraction of details corresponding to narratological fabula from a corpus of narrative interviews on a single event provides decontextualized building blocks for transversal, or cross-document, narratives. With information extracted from 503 World Trade Center Task Force Interviews comprising 12,000 pages of testimony and novel visualization techniques, this article proposes a computational method for the emergence of narratives that cross beyond the boundaries of one interview. These assembled narratives, in cases like that of Chief Ganci, can document those who did not survive to tell their own story.
      PubDate: 2016-03-08
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw004
  • The character in the letter: Epistolary attribution in Samuel
           Richardson’s Clarissa
    • Authors: Pearl L; Lu K, Haghighi A.
      First page: 355
      Abstract: Deliberate differences in how authors represent characters has been a core area of literary investigation since the dawn of literary theory. Here, we focus on epistolary literature, where authors consciously attempt to create different character styles through series of documents like letters. Previous studies suggest that the linguistic gestalt of an author’s style—the author’s ‘writeprint’—can be extracted from the various characters of an epistolary novel, but it is unclear whether individual characters themselves also have distinct writeprints. We examine Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, lauded as a watershed example of the epistolary novel, using a recently developed and highly successful authorship attribution technique to determine (1) whether Richardson can construct distinct character writeprints, and (2) if so, which linguistic features he manipulated to do so. We find that while there are not as many distinct character writeprints as characters, Richardson does appear to have signature features he alters to create distinct character styles—and few of these features are the function word or abstract syntactic features typically comprising author writeprints. We discuss implications for other questions about character identity in Clarissa and character writeprint analysis more generally.
      PubDate: 2016-03-18
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw007
  • Other worlds, other DHs: Notes towards a DH accent
    • Authors: Risam R.
      First page: 377
      Abstract: AbstractAs digital humanities (DH) continues to embrace its global dimensions, community members struggle to ascertain frames of reference for understanding and interpreting local contexts for scholarship. This article intervenes in that effort by distinguishing between the local and global contours of DH. It analyzes two projects that map the geographies of DH and identifies the challenge of recognizing DH work. Drawing on postcolonial and linguistic theories of language, this article then proposes that the concept of a ‘DH accent’ provides a lens for mediating between local and global definitions of DH and resolving the ethical challenge of misrecognition. In seeking a global vision, the article suggests, the DH community must begin with the question, ‘What is your DH accent?’
      PubDate: 2016-02-05
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv063
  • Mapping the Geography of Karl Marx’s Capital
    • Authors: Shell J.
      First page: 398
      Abstract: Presented here is a geovisual reading of all three volumes of Karl Marx's Capital. Marx's seminal treatise on political economy is normally treated as a work of abstract conceptualization. However, Marx names hundreds of geographic locations in Capital, usually in a highly relational and dynamic fashion. It seemed to me there was enough geographic information contained in the volumes to produce a geovisually rich map, presenting the themes, places, and relationships in this text in a new and revealing way.
      PubDate: 2016-03-04
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw002
  • Modeling and representing dramatic situations as paradoxical structures
    • Authors: Szilas N.
      First page: 403
      Abstract: AbstractThe concept of dramatic situation is important in dramaturgy and narratology. In the domain of story generation and interactive digital storytelling, this concept is particularly powerful in creating meaningful story variations from a single core model. Nevertheless, dramatic situations and the related notion of deep narrative structures have been overlooked in the domain of computational models of narrative. This article presents a computational model of dramatic situations. Designed with creative authors in mind, the model consists of a small set of building blocks that, when assembled with specific relations, create narrative structures. Some structures that are described are of particular interest from a dramatic point of view, for they embed a fundamental paradox. These structures are generalized and formalized to allow an exhaustive search and to establish an initial list of dramatic situations that share this property.
      PubDate: 2016-02-11
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv071
  • What remains to be done—Exposing invisible collections in the other
           7,000 languages and why it is a DH enterprise
    • Authors: Thieberger N.
      First page: 423
      Abstract: AbstractFor most of the world’s 7,000 languages, there are few records available via the Internet. Recognizing this digital divide and the consequential underrepresentation of most languages in any linked open data efforts is a motivation for some solutions offered in this article. Efforts to increase the documentation of the world’s small languages have led to the development of tools and repositories over the past decade. However, as not all digital language archives currently provide metadata in standard formats, their collections are invisible to aggregated searches. Other repositories (including many institutional repositories—national libraries and archives, mission archives, and so on) have language content that is not noted in the collection’s catalog, so is impossible to locate at all via a search based on language names. Finally, there are collections still held by their creators and not in a repository at all, completely hidden from other potential users. This article suggests that it is a digital humanities project to make more information about the world’s small languages more freely available, and identifies several means by which this could be accomplished, including a survey to locate more collections; a register to announce their existence; and a documentation index to provide an overview of what is known for each language.
      PubDate: 2016-03-09
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw006
  • An application of a profile-based method for authorship verification:
           Investigating the authenticity of Pliny the Younger's letter to Trajan
           concerning the Christians
    • Authors: Tuccinardi E.
      First page: 435
      Abstract: AbstractPliny the Younger's letter to Trajan regarding the Christians is a crucial subject for the studies on early Christianity. A serious quarrel among scholars concerning its genuineness arose between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th; per contra, Plinian authorship has not been seriously questioned in the last few decades. After analysing various kinds of internal and external evidence in favour of and against the authenticity of the letter, a modern stylometric method is applied in order to examine whether internal linguistic evidence allows one to definitely settle the debate.The findings of this analysis tend to contradict received opinion among modern scholars, affirming the authenticity of Pliny’s letter, and suggest instead the presence of large amounts of interpolation inside the text of the letter, since its stylistic behaviour appears highly different from that of the rest of Book X.
      PubDate: 2016-02-14
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw001
  • Reconciling the dynamics of language with a grammar handbook: The ongoing
           Pedalion grammar project
    • Authors: Van Hal T; Anné Y.
      First page: 448
      Abstract: AbstractThe contribution presents an ongoing research project that aims at designing a dynamic grammar of Ancient Greek. Relying on a Drupal-based solution, students will be trained to move between the language’s formal, semantic, and syntactic levels, so as to overcome the static character of a traditional grammar. A short description of the shortcomings of traditional Ancient Greek grammars is followed by a description of both the micro-structure and the macro-structure of the grammar. The final section focuses on the implementation of the tool in classes.Benefiting from recent developments and insights in the fields of technology, linguistics, and language didactics alike, the Greek grammar Pedalion (—Ancient Greek πηδάλιον means ‘rudder’) seeks to offer a ‘contemporary’ instrument that is tailored to mastering and understanding ‘ancient’ languages.
      PubDate: 2016-01-25
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv068
  • EMAG: An extended multimodal attribute grammar for behavioural features
    • Authors: D’Andrea A; D’Ulizia A, Ferri F, et al.
      First page: 251
      Abstract: AbstractThis work aims at providing a linguistic representation of multimodal behavioural features in human–human and human–machine communication processes. Different multimodal behavioural features are considered, such as the tone and type of sentence for speech; size, slant, and individual social stile for handwriting; and trait, pressure, dimension, and individual personality for sketch. In order to represent these features, an Extended Multimodal Attribute Grammar (EMAG) has been defined in the article. A discussion of the EMAG expressiveness and a validation of the EMAG inference have been provided.
      PubDate: 2015-12-04
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv064
  • ProppLearner : Deeply annotating a corpus of Russian folktales to enable
           the machine learning of a Russian formalist theory
    • Authors: Finlayson MA.
      First page: 284
      Abstract: AbstractI describe the collection and deep annotation of the semantics of a corpus of Russian folktales. This corpus, which I call the ‘ProppLearner’ corpus, was assembled to provide data for an algorithm designed to learn Vladimir Propp’s morphology of Russian hero tales. The corpus is the most deeply annotated narrative corpus available at this time. The algorithm and learning results are described elsewhere; here, I provide detail on the layers of annotation and how they were chosen, novel layers of annotation required for successful learning, the selection of the texts for annotation, the annotation process itself, and the resulting inter-annotator agreement measures. In particular, the corpus comprised fifteen texts totaling 18,862 words. There were eighteen layers of annotation, five of which were developed specifically to support learning Propp’s morphology: referent attributes, context relationships, event valences, Propp’s ‘dramatis personae’, and Propp’s functions. All annotations were created by trained annotators with the Story Workbench annotation tool, following a double-annotation paradigm. I discuss lessons learned from this effort and what they mean for future digital humanities efforts when working with the semantics of natural language text.
      PubDate: 2015-12-15
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv067
  • Operationalizing the colloquial style: Repetition in 19th-century American
    • Authors: Gemma M; Glorieux F, Ganascia J.
      First page: 312
      Abstract: AbstractHistorians of the English language and students of literary style alike have long agreed that a key change took place in American prose style at the end of the late 19th century, when a more informal, ‘democratic' register came to dominate fictional prose. However, despite its historical and critical importance, neither the features nor the precise historical development of this shift has been the subject of systematic analysis. In this essay, we undertake an in-depth analysis of one key feature of what became known as the colloquial style: patterns of linguistic repetition. With the aid of quantitative analysis, we demonstrate that the use of repetition is in itself a reliable metric for automatically detecting the presence of colloquial discourse. We find that colloquial repetition does indeed increase in American fiction over the course of the 19th and early 20th century, but, via comparative analysis, that this phenomenon may not be limited to American prose. Finally, we explore the semantics of these patterns of repetition, demonstrating first that repetition is broadly characteristic of represented speech in writing, and secondly that changes over time in the semantic contents of repetitions demonstrate a clear increase in colloquial, informal language.
      PubDate: 2015-12-09
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv066
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Jim in China: A case of what Corpus
           Pragmatics can do for the translation of dialect
    • Authors: Rodríguez Herrera J.
      First page: 385
      Abstract: AbstractOver 100 years after the publication of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it still remains a highly reputed classic not only in America but also elsewhere around the globe. However, Twain’s representation of linguistic diversity in his native Missouri region has given rise to a heated dispute, still ongoing, over his, according to some detractors, vaudeville-like characterization of Jim. Such controversy has been further spurred by recent voices lampooning Twain for, allegedly, having portrayed Jim as one more ethnic caricature. Translators seem to have paid no heed to Twain’s cautionary words in his preface, stating that he was using several dialects from his region and that his recording of these dialects had not been done in a ‘haphazard fashion’ but ‘painstakingly’. Unfortunately, many translations have either rendered a standardized version in which all characters speak alike or, worse still, a twisted mirror in which Jim appears speaking in the dialect of a far remote region, say Andalusia or Naples. The effect in the target culture is a considerable distortion, and yet, translators still keep claiming that it is utterly impossible to do otherwise. Given the current state of affairs, one may ask, is there a way to legitimize the translation of dialect? Was Twain’s intention parody or was it, on the contrary, authenticity? Determining this is of paramount importance prior to undertaking a translation of this work into a foreign culture. Corpus linguistics, as I would like to prove heretofore, can greatly contribute to gauging whether dialect has been transcribed consistently or accurately. A thorough linguistic inquiry into Jim’s corpus and a comparison with the corpora of other characters can yield very interesting results. As some Chinese translations of this work have shown, drawing from linguistically oriented data can be very helpful in using the right translation strategies.
      PubDate: 2015-12-03
      DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqv058
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