Language and Style in The Inheritors
Language and Style in The Inheritors; links the linguistic characteristics of the language of William Golding's underappreciated second novel with larger stylistic and thematic issues to achieve a satisfying and persuasive interpretation while also demonstrating the usefulness and effectiveness(and some of the limitations) of linguistic and computer-assisted approaches, without being overwhelmingly theoretical or technical. This analysis uses comparative data from a corpus of more than thirty British and American novels to compare and contrast with the contents of The Inheritors. It begins with a discussion of point of view, style, and interpretation and moves into an examination of The Inheritors in regard to other works that focus on it. The author then provides a discussion of Golding's manipulation of transitivity to produce the animistic character of the novel, and a statistical analysis of its readability, sentence complexity, and vocabulary complexity, followed by an analysis of diction. He concludes with an integration of the linguistic discoveries with important thematic issues, and a consideration of altered versions of The Inheritors.
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Point of View Style and Interpretation
A Famous Analysis Revisited
Transitivity Agency and Animism
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activities animism animistic appear arms beginning body British novels bushes chapter characteristics claims clearly context corpora Dracula electronic texts examination example eyes face feet were clever fictional world fifty most frequent fire frequencies frequent nouns frequent words Golding Golding's Graph hair Halliday Halliday's analysis hand hapax legomena Howards End human agents Human Bondage inanimate objects Inheritors section interpretation intransitive passages Jude the Obscure kind kurtosis Liku Liku's Lok's feet looked Lord Jim Main Street section Marlan meaning mental process mind style mouth Neanderthals Nineteen Eighty-Four Novel Corpus novel sections number of words occur old woman peculiar personification picture point of view reader relatively normal river sail seems sentences Sherlock Holmes significant statistics stick strange stylistic subjects of transitive subjects of verbs suggests Tanakil transitive action clauses transitive verbs tree Tuami twig understand unusual vocabulary richness word freq word types WordPerfect