By Yufang Ho
In this publication, Yufang Ho compares the textual content kind distinction among the 2 models of John Fowles' The Magus, exemplifying the methodological ideas and analytic practices of the corpus stylistic approach.
The Magus was first released in 1966 and used to be revised and republished by way of Fowles in 1977. Fowles' personal touch upon the second one version used to be that it was once 'rather greater than a stylistic revision.' The publication explores how the revised model is linguistically varied from the unique, particularly by way of perspective (re) representation. The corpus stylistic technique followed combines qualitative and quantitative comparability to substantiate the general textual content type difference. The research demonstrates that machine assisted equipment can determine major linguistic gains which literary critics haven't spotted and supply a extra specific descriptive foundation for literary interpretation of (either version) of the novel. This research of The Magus serves as a case learn and exemplar of ways corpus thoughts can be utilized usually within the examine of linguistics.
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Corpus Stylistics in Principles and Practice: A Stylistic Exploration of John Fowles’ The Magus (Advances in Stylistics) by Yufang Ho