How to make a corpus of literary texts from scratch
What is it about?
The chapter describes the creation of a digital corpus from printed source texts, as well as its subsequent annotation and analysis. Using the methodology from the research project "Representations of oral varieties of language in the literature of the English-speaking world" as a working example, the chapter addresses three topics of interest to the field of Digital Humanities: 1. The creation of a digital corpus from printed source texts, 2. Corpus annotation, 3. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
Why is it important?
Applying a corpus-based approach to literary texts enables the discovery of patterns that may have otherwise remained hidden using purely impressionistic methods.
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