Quantitative patterns in Chilean novels of XIX-XXI centuries
Ricardo Martínez-Gamboa, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

Ricardo Martínez-Gamboa, 2015: "Patrones cuantitativos en novelas
chilenas de los siglos XIX a XXI", Onomázein 32, 239-253.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.32.14

Abstract:
Quantitative analysis of the literature is a discursive method and a statistical guidance that aims to determine the presence of regularities in lexicogrammatical features in literary works that has experienced strong growth since the work of Franco Moretti (Goodwin, Holbo & Moretti, 2005; Moretti, 2011), who proposed the notion of “distant reading”, which considers that data processing works collaborates to an interpretation more focused on the explicit content of the texts in exegesis thereof. This article aims to present a work of the exposed nature realized on thirty Chilean novels published between 1862 (Martín Rivas) and 2011 (Ruido). For this, a series of processing of computational linguistics (ACL) inspired by the seminal research of Biber (1988) is carried down with the result of three dimensions in which the Chilean novels unfold that allow grouping according to their linguistic properties facilitating their exegetical interpretation.