Tolkien Corpus Project Handout

Tolkien Corpus Project

Selected Bibliography and Resources

Biber, Douglas. “Corpus Linguistics and the Study of Literature: Back to the Future?” Scientific Study of Literature 1.1 (2011): 15-23. .

Corpus Building for the Humanities. Class.  David Evans, University of Nottingham.

Unit I:

Unit 2:

Drout, Michael D. C. “Tolkien’s Prose Style and Its Literary and Rhetorical Effects.” Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review 1.1 (2004): 137-62. .

Godwin-Jones, Bob. “Emerging Technologies: Tools and Trends in Corpora Use for Teaching and Learning.” Language Learning & Technology 5.3 (September 2001): 7-12.

Goldstein, Andrew and Ted Underwood.  “What Can Topic Models of PMLA Teach Us About the History of Literary Scholarship?” Journal of Digital Humanities 2.1 (Winter 2012). Online.

Halliday, M. A. K. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994.

Heuser, Ryan, Long Le-Khac, and Franco Moretti. “Learning to Read Data: Bringing out the Humanistic in the Digital Humanities.” Victorian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Social, Political, and Cultural Studies 54.1 (2011): 79-86. .

Higgens, Parker. “Another Fair Use Victory for Book Scanning in HathiTrust.” Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Hinneburg, Alexander, Heikki Mannila, Samuli Kaislaniemi, Terttu Nevalainen, and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg. “How to Handle Small Samples: Bootstrap and Bayesian Methods in the Analysis of Linguistic Change.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 22.2 (2007): 137-50.

Hoover, David. “Corpus Stylistics, Stylometry, and the Styles of Henry James.” Style 41.2 (2007): 174-203. .

Hoover, David, Jonathan Culpeper, and Kieran O’Halloran.” Digital Literary Studies: Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama. Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics. 16. New York: Routledge, 2014. Print.

Ibarretxe, Iraide. “What Translation Tells Us About Motion: A Contrastive Study of Typologically Different Languages.” International Journal of English Studies (IJES) 3.2 (2003): 151-76. .

Johansson, Emil. “The LOTR Project.” The Lord of the Rings Project. Web. 15 May 2016. ;

Kiesling, Scott Fabius. “Homosocial Desire in Men’s Talk: Balancing and Recreating Cultural Discourses of Masculinity.” Language in Society 34.5 (2005): 695-726. .

Kirk, Elizabeth D. “‘I Would Rather Have Written in Elvish’: Language, Fiction and the Lord of the Rings.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 5.1 (1971): 5-18. .

Marcus, Mitchell P., Beatrice Santorini, and Mary Ann Marcinkiewicz. “Building a Large Annotated Corpus of English: The Penn Treebank.” Computational Linguistics 19.2 (1993): 313-30. .

Mosteller, Frederick and David L. Wallace, “Inference in an Authorship Problem.” Journal of the American Statistical Association 58.302 (Jun., 1963): 275-309.

Murphy, Sean. “Now I am alone: A Corpus Stylistics Approach to Shakespearean Soliloquies.” O’Halloran, Kieran. Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics & Language Teaching, Vol. 1. Ed. Costas Gabrielator, Richard Slessor, & J. W. Unger.  2007. 66-85.

Nirenburg, Sergei and Victor Raskin, Ontological Semantics. MIT Press, 2004.

O’Halloran, Kieran. “The Subconscious in James Joyce’s ‘Eveline’: A Corpus Stylistic Analysis That Chews on the ‘Fish Hook’.” Language and Literature: Journal of the Poetics and Linguistics Association 16.3 (2007): 227-44. .

Reid, Robin Anne. “Mythology and History: A Stylistic Analysis of The Lord of the Rings.” Style 43.4 (Winter 2001): 517-38.

Slobin, Dan. I. “Relating Narrative Events in Translation.” Perspectives on Language and Language Development: Essays In Honor of Ruth A. Berman. Eds. D. Ravid and H. B. Shyldkrot.  ??  115-129.

Toolan, Michael. “Narrative Progression in the Short Story: First Steps in a Corpus Stylistic Approach.” Narrative 16.2 (2008): 105-20.

Trotta, Joe. “Creativity, Playfulness and Linguistic Carnivalization in James Joyce’s Ulysses.”

Wynne, Martin.  “Stylistics: Corpus Approaches”

Online Resources

British National Corpus.

CIRCOS circular visualization tool,

“Code of Best Practices in Fair Use For Academic and Research Libraries.” Center for Media  and Social Impact.

Drout, Michael, Mark LeBlanc, Michael Kahn, Scott Kleinman. Lexomics.

Journal of Digital Humanities

Lawrence, Anthony. AntCONC.

Leiberman, Mark. “Two Disciplines in Search of Love.” Language Log.

Linguistic Inquiry and Wordcount Tool (LIWC),

Linguistics Stack Exchange (Question and Answer Site)

Literary and Linguistic Computing.

Lu, Denise. “14 Google Tools You Didn’t Know Existed.” Mashable.

Luyckx, Kim, Walter Daelemans, and Edward Vanhoutte. CiteSeer. ” Stylogenetics: Clustering-based stylistic analysis of literary corpora.”

O’Donnell, Mick. UAM Corpus Tool: Text Annotation for the 21st

Online Text Collections in Western European Literature

The Penn Treebank Project

Poetics and Linguistics Association: Corpus Linguistics and literature

Summer Schools: Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics, UCLA

Sunyer, John. “Big Data Meets the Bard.”

TextSTAT Simple Text Analysis Tool,

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About David Oberhelman

I am the English, Foreign Languages, Theatre, and Music subject specialist librarian at Oklahoma State University. I hold a PhD in English and a Master's in Library Science, and previously served on the English faculty of Texas Tech University. My research interests include digital humanities (especially in teaching), scholarly communication in the humanities, and in the literary field, J.R.R. Tolkien and British and American fantasy fiction.