• Research in Action: Constructing Age for Young Readers

    Author(s):
    Vanessa Joosen (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Children's literature and digital humanities
    Subject(s):
    Children's literature, Digital humanities, Aging--Study and teaching, Dutch literature, English literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Age studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/svwp-sq91
    Abstract:
    Children's literature studies has been relatively slow in adopting techniques from digital humanities. This article explains a method for digitising, annotating, and analysing texts in xml to investigate the implicit age norms that children's books convey. The case studies are seventeen books by Bart Moeyaert and La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. The analysis of speech distribution, topic modelling, syntactic parsing, and lexical analysis with digital tools adds information about implicit age norms that can support and inspire narrative analyses with close reading.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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