4.0632 Q: Analysis of Style, Attribution of Authorship (1/18)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 24 Oct 90 23:43:40 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0632. Wednesday, 24 Oct 1990.

Date: Wed, 24 Oct 90 15:35:44 EDT
From: Stephen Spangehl <SDSPAN01@ULKYVM>
Subject: Style and Authorship in Spanish

A colleague (who has no access to BITNET) wants to collect evidence to
support his contention that the 1676 Spanish play <La segunda
Celestina>, usually attributed to Agustin de Salazar y Torres, was
actually written by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. To do so with computers,
he needs fairly large text samples of other works by both writers; he
already has the 1676 play (which has just been published) in
computer-readable form. He also needs to know what sort of indices
(syntactic, lexical, rhymes, metric, etc.) have been used successfully
in analyses of the differences between one Spanish text and another.
And what sort of software is available for computing indices of
stylistic traits?

Any suggestions (people to call, written references) I can pass on?

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