A CONTRIBUTION OF CORPUS LINGUISTICS TO LITERARY ANALYSIS
In this paper, we intend to obtain a keyword list of a short story, group these words into thematic areas, and afterwards group the hapax words – obtained by using the WordList tool of WordSmith Tools – also in thematic areas, if possible. The objective of these procedures is to verify whether those hapax would reinforce the thematic areas defined by the keywords, would create new thematic areas, or would provide no contribution whatsoever.
KEYWORDS: Corpus Linguistics’; Keywords; Wordsmith Tools.
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