Voltaire's Candide: Etude quantitative
Quantitative studies furnish precise and complete numerical data about the nature of literary language and language in general. They provide the foundation for qualitative studies that can contribute to the analysis, interpretation and understanding of style, language, and ideas for a given period or author. This volume is a quantitative examination of Voltaire's Candide. It includes a word frequency dictionary, index verborum, and line concordance keyed to a text of Candide which is reproduced in the volume, as well as a lengthy introduction that describes and interprets the quantitative data. Linguists, statisticians, lexicographers, and literary scholars will find this work of interest, not only for the vital data that is supplies, but also for the methodology that underlies it.
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
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Pierre Ducretet (1931-1980) was a professor in the Department of French, University College, University of Toronto.
Marie-Paule Ducretet-Powell is a professor emerita in the Department of French, Erindale College, University of Toronto.
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