The limits of distinctive words: Re-evaluating literature’s gender marker debate

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dc.contributor.author Weidman, Sean G.
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, James
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-24T09:18:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-24T09:18:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-06
dc.identifier.citation Weidman, S. G. and O’Sullivan, J. (2017) 'The limits of distinctive words: Re-evaluating literature’s gender marker debate', Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 33(2), pp. 374-390. doi:10.1093/llc/fqx017 en
dc.identifier.volume 33
dc.identifier.issued 2
dc.identifier.startpage 374
dc.identifier.endpage 390
dc.identifier.issn 2055-7671
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4927
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/llc/fqx017
dc.description.abstract The ongoing dispute in literary studies concerned with gender and writing style is wide and varied. Our preliminary analyses lend evidence to the claims that such gender differences are evident in writing across periods. While we follow in the methodological footsteps of such studies, particular those completed by Hoover (Textual analysis. In Price, K. M. and Siemens, R. (eds), Literary Studies in the Digital Age. Modern Language Association of America, 2013) and Rybicki (2016), we have shifted the focus of our investigation away from style, in the macro-analytical sense, to period and its relation to gender-differentiable terminology. Doing so recognizes the limitations of approaches like Zeta and Delta, while simultaneously benefiting from their affordances. Accepting that one can never have too large or robust a data set for this type of macro-analytic case study, we attempt to build on the foundations set down by Hoover and Rybicki, analyzing gender markers across a selection of male and female authors, and doing so crucially with a concern for the evolution of gender markers over specified canonical literary periods. en
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dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) en
dc.relation.uri https://academic.oup.com/dsh/article/doi/10.1093/llc/fqx017/3111279/The-limits-of-distinctive-words-Re-evaluating
dc.rights © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of EADH. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities following peer review. The version of record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqx017 en
dc.subject Digital Humanities en
dc.subject Gender Studies en
dc.subject Stylometry en
dc.subject Literature en
dc.title The limits of distinctive words: Re-evaluating literature’s gender marker debate en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother James O'Sullivan, College Of ACSSS Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: james.osullivan@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-04-06
dc.date.updated 2017-10-23T14:19:38Z
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Digital Scholarship In The Humanities en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress james.osullivan@ucc.ie en
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