A Corpus Stylistic Analysis of Development in Hemingway's Literary Production
This article describes an attempt at introducing the quantitative perspective available through corpus stylistics into the discussion regarding Hemingway's linguistic development throughout his career. By building a corpus of Hemingway's fiction, previous statements and research into the author's style are explored through part-of-speech tagging and diachronic presentations of data regarding word class distributions, sentence lengths and lexical density. This method combines literary theory with contemporary advances in digital humanities to offer a nuanced investigation of underlying text patterns that are otherwise frequently overlooked.
The Hemingway Review