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Tradition and influence in Anglo-Saxon literature : an evolutionary, cognitivist approach

Author: Michael D C Drout
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Connecting the theory of tradition with the phenomenon of influence, Michael D.C. Drout moves beyond current theories and extends his own work from How Tradition Works. This forward-looking study introduces a new methodology--lexomics, the use of computer-aided statistical analysis to identify influence--and integrates research from cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology with traditional, philological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D C Drout
ISBN: 9781137325808 1137325801 1137324600 9781137324603
OCLC Number: 829386997
Description: xiv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Influence and Tradition --
A Theory of Influence --
Influence and its Detection with Lexomic Analysis --
Cultural Selection Pressure: Mnemonic and Cognitive Aesthetics --
Adaptive Landscapes, Cognitive Prototypes, and Genre --
Application of the Theory : Genre and Adaptive Radiation in Poems of the Exeter Book --
Authorship, Authors, and The Anxiety of Influence --
Conclusion: This View of Culture.
Responsibility: Michael D.C. Drout.

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This book introduces lexomics, the use of computer-aided statistical analysis of vocabulary, to measure influence and integrate research from cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology with  Read more...

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